What is the recovery process after a full-thickness corneal transplant?
Once your transplant is complete, you will need to wear an eye patch for the first day. Once the patch is removed, you will be required to wear a clear eye shield or glasses to protect your eyes during the healing process, which can take two to three weeks. Once the initial healing is complete, you can resume your usual activities. Full results appear gradually as the donor cornea integrates into your eye and begins to function normally. It may take up to a year before you achieve maximum vision recovery, though many people achieve optimal results within a matter of months.