Keratoconus and Corneal Transplants

Until the introduction of corneal cross-linking (CXL), the only method available for treating keratoconus was corneal transplantation. Usually reserved for advanced cases, corneal transplants tend to improve vision, but the operating is lengthy, the post-operative care regimen is more involved and takes longer for recovery, and the patients can suffer setbacks and still poor eyesight for years after the operation

It is important to know that corneal transplantation does not replace the entire cornea but only a central disc of 8-9 mm. This means that the peripheral cornea is preserved in patients with keratoconus, and it’s from here keratoconus can return to the graft over the years: this happens in 10–15% of all grafts 10 years after transplantation.

The world’s first treatment for corneal graft-restored keratoconus were published in 2010 with ELZA member Prof. Farhad Hafezi as the publication’s first author. Experience with several cases have shown that cross-linking helps to stabilize the cornea when keratoconus returns to the graft.

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16:13 11 Jan 21
Prof. F. Hafezi s expertise is enormous and he has a very pleasant and calm nature which gives the patient... security.Thank youread more
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Totally creepy, very arrogant Prof.He just want your money.It may explain, why this Prof. is not in the center of the... city of Zürich and why he has been thrown away from University of Geneva.read more
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Elena Churilova
10:06 17 Nov 20
At the moment, 3 months have passed since the moment I made laser vision correction in this clinic. and I can say that... I am happy that I chose this particular clinic and Prof. F. Hafezi. The entire staff of the clinic is very friendly, treats patients with sympathy and patience if they are nervous before surgery (my big gratitude to Aida Alili for all support and patience). The doctor Hafezi and other doctors of the clinic are very professional and ready to explain to you as many times as you need. I can only recommend!read more
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