One of the benefits of this type of corneal grafting is that the grafted tissue is autologous (self tissue) and thus patients do not suffer from graft rejection. Further, clear cornea is placed over the diseased portion (which is typically right in the visual axis over the pupil), and thus maximizes the future corneal transparency and visual outcome.
Images taken 2 weeks post-operatively
Melon’s corneas healed exceptionally well and at his final re-examination (6 weeks post-operatively) his eyes were very comfortable, normally visual and with excellent corneal clarity.
Images taken at final examination 6 weeks post-operatively
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