The cornea is the anterior most clear part of the the eye. A number of medical conditions and accidents can leave the cornea cloudy and cause a significant loss of vision. In corneal transplantation, the diseased cornea is replaced with tissue from a donor. The procedure is performed at Georgetown University hospital. While the procedure is typically provided as ambulatory surgery, many patients elect to stay overnight in Georgetown to avoid the back and forth travel in the immediate postoperative period. Corneal transplantation requires very close follow-up in the days and weeks following the surgery, that follow-up is provided at my offices in Waldorf and Hollywood.
More information at the patient information site of the American Academy of Ophthalmology: