Dr. Hsiao performs corneal transplant for treatment of keratoconus, corneal scars, and corneal edema. Depending on the condition being treated, the transplant is either full thickness (Penetrating Keratoplasty, PK) or partial thickness (Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty, DSEK).
Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) is a full thickness corneal transplant used to treat visually significant corneal scarring or keratoconus. The transplant procedure will give the eye a new cornea that is clear and more regular in shape.
Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) is a partial thickness corneal transplant that replaces the inside layer of the cornea. This procedure is used to treat clouding of the cornea due to swelling. Corneal swelling is usually caused by previous surgery or a genetic condition called Fuchs’ endothelial corneal dystrophy.