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What conditions may cause the need for a corneal transplant?

  • Corneal failure after another eye surgery, such as cataract surgery
  • Keratoconus, a steep curving of the cornea
  • Hereditary corneal failure, such as fuchs’ dystrophy
  • Scarring after infections, especially after herpes
  • Rejection after a first corneal transplant
  • Scarring after injury

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