First of all, even if a cornea transplant is successful, many people are unhappy with the results because of high astigmatism which can defeat the purpose of having a cornea transplant in the first place. Furthermore, high nearsightedness can also occur.
Furthermore, if you had a cornea transplant, then you likely already know this and it can make wearing a full glasses prescription impossible or contact lens fitting very difficult. In these situations, people are not any better off than before the cornea transplant.
PRK after a cornea transplant is a specialized laser technique that can dramatically improve your vision. It involves gently removing the outermost surface cells of the cornea. The laser is then applied to reshape the outermost portion of the cornea to directly treat astigmatism and nearsightedness. In addition, the procedure usually takes about 10 minutes to perform and the cells naturally grow back in about 5 days.
First of all, the goal is to help improve your quality of vision with less powerful glasses or contact lens prescriptions. In some cases patients find their vision is so dramatically improved that they rarely need glasses or contacts.
Dr. Maleka is an expert with tremendous experience using his specialized PRK laser to treat astigmatism and nearsightedness after a cornea transplant, which can dramatically improve your vision and can give you back a high quality of life again. People fly in from all over the South Africa and other countries for Dr. Maleka to perform PRK after a cornea transplant.