The cornea is like the windshield of the eye. Sometimes the clear tissue gets cloudy and needs to be changed. With modern surgical techniques, corneal transplantation may be successful in over 90 % of patients. A donor cornea is used to replace your diseased cornea. The surgery is done on an outpatient basis and is often performed with local anesthesia. We are currently offering the latest in posterior corneal transplantation procedures, known as DSEK (descemet's membrane stripping endothelial keratoplasty). Ask your doctor if you may be a candidate.