Dr. Siepser is regionally recognized for his success with complex vision correction procedures. Penetrating Keratoplasty is a corneal transplant procedure successfully performed by Dr. Siepser hundreds of times, which involves the replacement of the eye's damaged cornea with a replacement donor cornea. The need for a corneal transplant is usually due to disease, injury, scarring, infection, previous eye surgery, or other degenerative problems.
Immediately prior to surgery, you will be given local anesthesia to numb your eye and control unnecessary eye movement. In addition, you will also be given a sedative to relieve any anxiety you may be experiencing. A donor cornea will be prepared and a matching disc of the donor's corneal tissue will be secured to your eye with delicate sutures. These sutures are barely visible and will not irritate your eye. PKP is a slow healing procedure but can provide positive results in over 90% of patients. This combined with laser vision correction can result in good vision without the use of glasses or contact lenses, which is the usual result of corneal transplantation. Our high standards believe a graft is not successful unless the patient achieves satisfactory vision without the use of contacts or glasses.
At Siepser Laser Eyecare, a PKP is not complete if your uncorrected vision hasn't reached maximum potential. Dr. Siepser combines corneal surgery with a spectrum of correction procedures, RK, AK, PRK and LASIK to reach your visual potential. At Siepser Laser Eyecare we consider the use of contact lenses after corneal surgery and we add these refractive procedures to obtain the best image possible.