For Recipients

Corneal transplants are the most common and most successful transplants performed.

More than 30,000 corneal grafts occur in the United States each year.  As a recipient, your surgery involved replacing your cornea with a new one donated by a deceased donor and their family.

You may be interested in communicating with your donor’s family, and the San Antonio Eye Bank is available to facilitate that desire.  Your surgeon is the best source of information about transplant procedures and follow-up.