The procedure takes just 30 minutes.
What’s involved in corneal implant surgery?
Before your corneal implant surgery, we will give you painless local anaesthetic eye drops (injections aren’t necessary). You’ll also have the option of a mild sedative.
Using the state-Zeiss Visumax femtosecond laser (the same laser used in LASIK and SMILE laser eye surgery), your surgeon will make a tiny and exact circular channel within your cornea.
The surgeon will then carefully insert your corneal implants into the channel. The incision will close naturally, without the need for stitches.
After the operation, we will treat your eye with anti-inflammatory and antibiotic eye drops. We may also place a clear plastic shield over your eye for you to wear overnight. You’ll be able to go home almost straight away, although you will need someone to drive you, and you’ll need to return for a check-up the following day.