Recipients

Which patients are eligible for a donor cornea?
In patients with corneal distortion or loss of clarity in the cornea, a cornea transplantation may be performed if necessary. In the Western world, the most common indications for this are:

  • Keratoconus: deformation of the cornea
  • Keratitis: scar formation following a corneal infection
  • Fuchs endothelial dystrophy: insufficient numbers of endothelial cells