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The procedure is highly successful. Severe complications are rare. If you are planning to have a corneal transplant, your doctor will review a list of possible complications, which may include:
- Rejection of the new cornea—The body’s defense system attacks the new tissue, damaging it.
- Glaucoma —This is a vision-impairing disease caused by increased pressure inside the eye.
- Problems focusing
- Swelling or detachment of the retina —The retina is the part of the eye that sends light and images to the brain via the optic nerve (detachment occurs when the retina is lifted or pulled from its normal position).
- Cataract —A clouding of the eye's lens leads to decreased vision.
The operation is most successful for patients who have the following:
- Corneal scars
It is less successful for those who have corneal infection and severe injury, like a chemical burn.
Call Your Doctor
After you leave the hospital, contact your doctor if any of the following occurs:
- Signs of infection, including fever and chills
- Vision symptoms, including decreased vision, floaters, flashing lights, increased light sensitivity, or loss of peripheral vision
- Increased eye redness
- Increased pain
- Cough, shortness of breath, or chest pain
- Nausea or vomiting
In case of an emergency, CALL 911.