Departments and specialties

Mayo Clinic has one of the largest and most experienced practices in the United States, with campuses in Arizona, Florida and Minnesota. Staff skilled in dozens of specialties work together to ensure quality care and successful recovery.

Departments with related expertise

Areas that research this procedure


The Department of Ophthalmology at Mayo Clinic has a long history of research in cornea transplants. Doctors and scientists at Mayo Clinic conduct follow-up studies on people who have had cornea transplants to determine the treatment's long-term effects on the eye, and to study the advantages and disadvantages of different types of transplants such as lamellar or full-thickness transplants.

In addition, new methods and techniques of cornea transplantation are being developed and studied in the laboratory. Read more about cornea research at Mayo Clinic.


See a list of publications about cornea transplants by Mayo Clinic doctors on PubMed, a service of the National Library of Medicine.

Cornea transplant care at Mayo Clinic

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  1. Facts about the cornea and corneal disease. National Eye Institute. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017.
  2. Pre-Plakon PA, et al. Trends in corneal transplantation: indications and techniques. Current Opinions in Ophthalmology. 2014;25:300.
  3. Endothelial keratoplasty (DSEK & DMEK). Cornea Research Foundation of America. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017.
  4. What can be donated. U.S. Department of Health & Human Services. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017.
  5. Wayman LL. Keratoconus. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017.
  6. About cornea transplantation. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017.
  7. Corneal transplantation. Merck Manual Professional Version. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017
  8. Bowling B, et al. Corneal and refractive surgery. In: Kanski's Clinical Ophthalmology: A Systematic Approach. 8th ed. Edinburgh, U.K.: Elsevier, Ltd.; 2016. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017.
  9. Riggin EA. Allscripts EPSi. Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. June 23, 2017.
  10. AskMayoExpert. Corneal transplantation. Rochester, Minn.: Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research; 2017.
  11. Mayo Clinic. U.S. News & World Report. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017.
  12. Mannis MJ, et al, eds. Indications and decision making for endothelial keratoplasty. Cornea. 4th ed. Philadelphia, Pa.: Elsevier; 2017. Accessed Oct. 5, 2017.
  13. Softing Hataye AL (expert opinion). Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minn. Oct. 30, 2017.