Corneal Transplants

The cornea is the clear transparent tissue that covers the front of the eye and is essential to vision.  It retracts and focuses light entry, acts as a filter screening out damaging ultraviolet rays, and helps shield the rest of the eye from harmful material.  Because the cornea has many functions, corneal disease, injury or inherited disorders can greatly influence eyesight.

At Warrenville EyeCare, Dr. Nijm is an expert in the evaluation and treatment of corneal disease.  She provides the most advanced medical and surgical treatment options for corneal disease and laser vision correction. 

If you have a cornea condition such as Fuchs Dystrophy or Keratoconus, Dr. Nijm can manage and care for your eyes to provide you with the maximum vision possible.  In the event that your vision cannot be corrected by glasses or contacts and surgery becomes necessary, you can take comfort in knowing that Dr. Nijm performs all the latest techniques in corneal transplantation.  She is experienced in what is known as partial corneal transplants (DSEK, Descemet Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty) as well as traditional, full thickness corneal transplants (PKP, Penetrating Keratoplasty).  Being an expert in these newer techniques allows Dr. Nijm to offer patients the ability to improve their vision with faster healing times and potentially less risks during surgery.  

For many individuals, a corneal transplant may be the only hope for restored vision.  If you are in need of a consultation for a corneal disease or transplant, please call to schedule an appointment with Dr. Nijm at 630-393-7100.