You have been diagnosed with a corneal problem that requires corneal transplant surgery. Corneal transplant surgery involves removing the central diseased portion of your own cornea (either full thickness or partial thickness) and replacing it with a donor corneal graft (Full-thickness or partial thickness).
The procedure needs to be discussed fully with your ophthalmologist to ensure you understand the mechanics of how the surgery is performed. This operation is statistically very successful at recovering vision. Depending on the nature of the corneal problem you have, there are, as with any operation, potential complications and side-effects that could arise during and after surgery. These are usually very uncommon and most are managed with good outcomes. As part of a well-informed process, it is important that you understand these and ask your doctor any questions that remain unanswered.