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A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure to replace part of your cornea with corneal tissue from a deceased donor. Your cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for approximately two thirds of the eye's total refractive power. Because the curvature of the cornea affects vision so much, corneal diseases that alter the shape or clarity of the cornea, such as keratoconus or Fuchs' dystrophy, can lead to extremely poor vision.
A cornea transplant can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea. A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is typically performed as an outpatient procedure.
Cornea transplant is the most common transplant operation performed in the United States. About Us 40,000 cornea transplants are performed each year, according to the Eye Bank Association of America.