Corneal Transplant & Keratoconus

Corneal Transplant & Keratoconus

The Corneal Diseases Department provides modern techniques for the treatment of conical corneal disease, a disease that affects many young people and adults in the Kingdom.

The Corneal Diseases occurs as a result of genetic and environmental factors. The conical cornea is treated at the beginning with non-surgical methods available at the Saggaf Center for Ophthalmology, but advanced conditions require corneal transplantation..


Corneal transplantation is a surgical procedure in which damaged or damaged corneal cornea is replaced by a corneal tissue from a newly deceased person who does not suffer from known diseases and does not carry any factors that may adversely affect the donated tissue or the patient’s tissue. The cornea is a transparent tissue that is located in the front of the eye and covers the iris, the forehead and the front eye chamber.

What are the symptoms of Corneal Transplant & Keratoconus?

  • A cornea that bulges outward (keratoconus)
  • Fuchs' dystrophy
  • Thinning of the cornea
  • Cornea scarring, caused by infection or injury
  • Clouding of the cornea
  • Swelling of the cornea
  • Corneal ulcers, including those caused by infection
  • Complications caused by previous eye surgery

If you are diagnosed with glaucoma, it is important to set a regular schedule of examinations with your eye doctor to monitor your condition and make sure that your prescribed treatment is effectively maintaining a safe eye pressure. 

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