Advances in Corneal Transplant Surgery

There is a new corneal transplant surgery called DSEK, and it is now available at Eye Associates of Central Texas.  A normal cornea is naturally clear.   If a patient has any scarred or diseased tissue on the cornea it can affect vision.  In the past, the entire cornea had to be replaced during surgery, but now only a portion of the cornea can be removed.  DSEK is a new procedure that helps restore vision more quickly, with less pain and less follow up visits.  This procedure takes days to recover instead of months, with fewer complications.  The previous method required multiple follow up visits, many stitches, and months of recovery time.

Dr. Lena Dixit of Eye Associates of Central Texas performs comprehensive eye exams, cataract surgery, corneal transplants, DSEK surgery, and refractive surgery, including LASIK and PRK.  She also has fellowship training. Dr. Dixit is one of a few cornea, external disease, and refractive surgery specialists practicing in this area.

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