A Keratoplasty is also known as a Corneal
(That this term concerns the cornea of the eye is indicated by the
part of the term "kerato-" which refers to
the cornea of the eye, and is also applied to other terms in this section
- listed on the left).
A Keratoplasty is an ophthalmic surgical operation
in which diseased parts of the cornea
of an eye
are removed and replaced by clear (transparent) corneal tissue from a
There are different extents of keratoplasty, depending
on the initial state of the eye in need of treatment.
This section includes short definitions of clinical and surgical procedures
concerning the eyes and human visual system. For definitions of other
terms in this category, choose from the list to the left. Other related
pages include the diagram
of the eye, and definitions
of parts of the eye, a description
of the human retina, and the section about disorders
of the eye and visual system.