Why different types of corneal transplantation?
With modern technology and the evolution of techniques we are fortunate to have a variety of corneal transplantation procedures available, allowing us to address the underlying condition with the procedure that is most appropriate, safest and provides the best outcome.
What is penetrating keratoplasty?
Penetrating keratoplasty (PK) involves replacing all the layers of the affected cornea with a full thickness transplant. It is usually carried out when the condition is affecting more than one layers or the full thickness of the cornea, e.g in very advanced keratoconus or following trauma.