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Post Corneal Transplant & Custom Contact Lenses In Houston, Texas

After a corneal transplant, patients tend to require specialty contact lenses in order to achieve clear and comfortable vision.

Two Common Types of Corneal Transplants

Corneal transplants have two main categories: Penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and Endothelial Keratoplasty (EK).

Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK): A corneal transplant of the full thickness of the cornea

Endothelial Keratoplasty (EK): A corneal transplant where only the back layer of the cornea Is corrected

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Why is a Corneal Transplant is Performed?

A corneal transplant is recommended for those who have:

  • Vision problems caused by the thinning of the cornea, generally due to keratoconus (this procedure may also be advised when less invasive treatments are not working)
  • Scarred cornea caused by severe injuries or infections
  • Vision loss caused by cloudiness of the cornea, which typically results from Fuchs dystrophy

What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus (keh-rah-toe-cone-us) is an eye disorder in which the round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop.

Patients with keratoconus have irregular, cone-shaped corneas, and cannot use glasses to correct vision. The ideal solution, therefore, is scleral contact lenses. They sit on the sclera without touching the cornea, while providing sharpness, clarity and comfort in vision.

The The Specialty Contact Lens Center At Eye Trends provides advanced eye care for keratoconus patients from all over the state of Texas including Houston, Spring, Woodlands, and Conroe. 

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Corneal Transplants Treatment & Recovery

Although most people experience successful corneal transplants, it does not entirely cure the eye of the disease. Patients will certainly notice dramatic improvements, but their vision will still need correction.

Recovery from a corneal transplant can last more than a year, as the eye has to adapt to the new cornea. Because this adjustment is unpredictable, nearsightedness or astigmatism may develop, leading the eye doctor to prescribe eyeglasses or contacts to correct one’s vision. Even once the eye has fully healed, prescription glasses or lenses may still be required.

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Woman with Post-Cornea Transplant Surgery

Scleral Lenses & Post-Corneal Transplant Surgery

Corneal transplants tend to result in irregular corneas, as the transplant doesn’t fully adapt to the eye. The eye doctor may recommend rigid gas permeable lenses (RGP’s), hybrid contact lenses or scleral lenses to provide you with clear vision and comfort without requiring any further surgery.

Scleral lenses are the optimal choice as the lens vaults entirely over the cornea without adding any pressure to it. After a corneal transplant, the cornea may still be considered irregular and diseased, and the scleral lens allow one’s cornea to remain hydrated while avoiding any risk of scarring.

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Dr. Inns is a 1982 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Wilfred Laurier University, Canada. During his training at the University of Houston, he held positions in research and was a teaching assistant / laboratory instructor.

Postgraduate work includes therapeutic courses at Pennsylvania College of Optometry and the Optometric Glaucoma Specialist Course at the University of Texas Medical School. Dr. Inns has published in Optometry Today and Optometric Management. He also volunteers at the schools in his area.

Dr. Inns and his wife, Lynn, spend much of their spare time calling and visiting with their four boys.

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Amber Draper, Manager

As the manager of The Woodlands office, Amber Draper leads the team with the focus on patient care and assisting with their ophthalmic needs. Having over 10 years experience, Amber can aid patients with the most appropriate lens technology to match their daily needs. Everyone needs at least one pair of sun wear, especially here in Texas.

Amber is a proud graduate of Sam Houston State University with a BA in History, and a minor in Spanish.

In her spare time, she is with family, friends, and enjoying some Houston Texans Football.

Dr. Toups is a 1984 graduate of the University of Houston College of Optometry. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from Northeast Louisiana University.

Being a therapeutically licensed optometrist, Dr. Toups is trained to diagnose and treat ocular conditions. He specializes in contact lenses and he is current with all refractive surgery procedures.

Dr. Toups is married, has five children and has lived in the Houston area since 1980.

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