About Cornea Transplants
Not everyone’s corneas stay perfectly clear their entire lives. If something occurs that requires corneal treatment, Vold Vision in Northwest Arkansas is your source for careful and compassionate care. Dr. Laura Voicu is board-certified by the American Board of Ophthalmology and a specialist in the management of corneal disease as well as cataract and glaucoma. Dr. Voicu can apply the best in available technology to bring you the best possible result wheter your corneal disease is mild or sever, common or very rare.
"I have been dealing with Glaucoma for the past 25 years. I was put under the care of Dr. Laura Voicu at the Jules Stein Eye Institute at UCLA. She treated me for 18 months and performed Trabeculectomy surgeries on both eyes. Both surgeries were very successful. Dr. Voicuis a very compassionate, knowledgeable, and caring Physician and Surgeon. She is very thorough and carefully explains all aspects of your care. Of the numerous Doctors that have treated my Glaucoma she stands above the rest.Outstanding. I highly recommend Dr. Voicu for the treatment of Glaucoma."- T.D. / Google / Oct 30, 2017
"Life Changing Experience - I really can’t remember what it was like to be able to see clearly as a child. For as long as I can remember, my world without glasses or contacts was inaccessible to me. I woke up every morning to fuzzy shapes and indistinct faces. Finally, for my 40th birthday I decided that it was time for me to change my life. My decision to have Lasik surgery with Vold Vision was one of the best choices I have ever made. I timed my surgery to give me several months to heal before my first big adventure of my life, climbing the Inca Trail in Peru—a four-day trek, camping, hiking, and climbing through some of the most awe-inspiring mountains in the world, visiting centuries-old Incan ruins, and culminating in the incredible village of Machu Picchu. Each morning of that life-changing adventure, instead of waking up to a blur, I woke up to indescribable beauty. I opened my eyes, climbed out of my tent, and I could see for miles perfectly with my own eyes. It never ceases to amaze me what a miracle this is. My sincere thanks to Dr. Vold and the entire team at Vold Vision. You are changing lives every day. Thank you!"- Anonymous / Vitals / Feb 08, 2019
"If you've been considering corrective eye surgery, but are apprehensive, the after hours seminar is a great way to get information. Dr. Vold and his staff are very friendly and answered even my most skeptic questions. The atmosphere is laid back and comfortable. They hold one every month at their Fayetteville location to educate those who might be interested, and I did not feel pressured at all to make any form of commitment. Rather, I felt like Dr. Vold and his staff were there to help me make an informed decision about what was best for me. It was an enlightening experience, complete with yummy refreshments, and I highly recommend attending if it's something you might be interested in."- M.S. / Facebook / Feb 08, 2019
"came here for their free consultation and I am really wanting to get this procedure! the staff seems amazing and are very friendly. Can't wait!"- J.F. / Facebook / Feb 08, 2019
"this was a great Opportunity to get good and truthfull knowledge and information about eye surgery from probably the best team around North West Arkansas vold vision Has a Great staff Will provide you With a great Serviceeye surgery is a small procedure but yet a BIG life changing decision you could ever make thankS to VOLD VISION STAFF For their dedication"- S.Z. / Google / Feb 08, 2019
Corneal transplants typically restore or significantly improve your sight. You may be an excellent candidate if you have Fuch’s dystrophy, keratoconus, a thinning cornea, corneal scarring, clouding, or swelling. Before any procedure, you will first receive a complete eye exam. You will also receive specific instructions about how to best prepare for your individual procedure.
Depending on what’s happening with your cornea, Dr. Voicu will carefully determine the most effective technique to restore your vision. Procedures broadly fall into two main categories, full (PKP), or partial thickness (DALK, DSAEK, or DMEK).
Decemets Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSAEK) is a proven technique developed to bring back and restore the clarity of the cornea when swelling, edema, or inflammation have led a loss of clear vision. With DSAEK, Dr. Voicu can perform a partial cornea replacement surgery, resulting in much quicker recovery times than with full-thickness, more traditional techniques.
Vold Vision also offers the Descemet’s Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK), which is the thinnest and most recent cornea transplant available. While DMEK is similar to DSAEK, the cornea tissue transplanted is very thin, being only about 10 microns thick, or 1/100th of a millimeter. By incorporating the thinnest tissue possible, DMEK leads to a faster recovery, a decreased risk of rejection, and a greater chance of attaining 20/20 vision.
Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK), a full-thickness cornea transplant, is performed by the experienced eye surgeons at Vold Vision. In some cases, PK has been supplanted by partial thickness transplants, due to reduced scarring and recovery times. For example, Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) is a partial-thickness transplant which replaces the stroma, or the outer layers of the cornea, leaving the inner layers intact.
Ocular Surface Reconsturction
Reconstruction of the ocular surface may be required in cases of sever dry eye or ocular surface disease, or in certain corneal dystrophies such as map dot fingerprint dystrophy. Painful erosions or a chronic non-healing eye surface may be improved and ultimately repaired by resurfacing and plaing a protective contact lens or healing amniotic membrane onto the eye surface.
Plan Your Procedure
Your Clear Choice
If you have corneal issues, now is the time to take that first step to clearer eyesight. At Vold Vision, our team of friendly and patient professionals, led by Dr. Voicu will bring all their experience and technology to bear to accurately diagnose and successfully treat your condition so you can reclaim the best posssible vision. Contact one of our convenient locations today to schedule an initial consultation.