Reduce Pain, Restore Vision & Improve Appearance of Corneas

Intralase Enabled Keratoplasty – Corneal Transplant Surgery

Corneal transplant surgery treats diseases that originate in the cornea by transplanting a cornea from a donor to you. This method of treating keratoconous is shown to be a safe, beneficial alternative to other methods. You can expect a faster recovery time and improved vision after surgery.

Grandparents reading with kids

An innovative corneal transplantation procedure


Intralase Enabled Keratoplasty (IEK) is a laser assisted surgery for corneal transplantation. The use of the laser increases the precision of the procedure resulting in more favorable outcomes.

Schedule A Consultation >

More Beneficial than standard surgical practices

Safe and Effective

IEK will result in less astigmatism caused by the surgery and will result in quicker recovery time. This effective and safe procedure has a rare chance of transplant failure and transplants are checked intensively for suitability to your eye.

Schedule A Consultation >

Couple on beach
Woman kayaking

Quicker Healing than alternative procedures

Fast Healing Time

Within two to three months after surgery, you will be able to see with limited functionality without the use of glasses or contacts. Their vision will strengthen over the following months, achieving 20/40 or better after six to seven months. This is a huge improvement from the alternative surgery which requires a twelve to eighteen month recovery period.

Schedule A Consultation >

Optimal Corneal Transplantation Method

Improved Visual Outcome with Less Astigmatism

With the IEK surgery, ophthalmologists are able to increase visual outcomes that result in less surgery-induced astigmatism. This results in better vision for you now with fewer complications down the road.

Schedule A Consultation >

Woman covering her eye for an exam

Is Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) Treatment for Keratoconus right for you?

Advanced Eye Exam Technology


Advanced Technology & Machinery

Our technology was selected for its superior performance and exceptional results. At Brevard Eye Center, we pride ourselves in using the best equipment available to get you the results you're looking for.

Meet Dr. Tres

Dr. Trespalacios has earned a reputation for excellence and has been selected by respected peers in the field of cataract and LASIK surgery as one of the “Best Doctors” in the country.

“The laser is a more precise way to create custom incisions rather than the literal cookie cutter incision that is most commonly performed today and has been the standard now for over 100 years. We can now make custom contoured incisions on the donor and recipient corneas for a perfect geometric match….The precision afforded by this laser in eye surgery will result in safer procedures and improved visual outcomes. Patients will be able to lead a more normal and active lifestyle as a result of these new advances.” – Dr. Tres

Have questions? We’ve got answers.


Read some common questions about our Corneal Transplant Surgery.

How long does corneal transplant surgery take? 

Corneal transplant surgery takes between 30 minutes and one hour. This excludes time needed to prep and post-surgery procedures.

What to expect after corneal transplant surgery? 

After the surgery, you will need to have transportation home. Your eyes will likely have sutures but these will be unnoticeable.

You should avoid activities that could potentially effect your eye. This includes activities such as contact sports. Your doctor will provide you with more information on precautions during your recovery process.

How long does it take to recover from corneal transplant surgery? 

After corneal transplant surgery, it typically takes about one to two weeks to resume normal activity. Actual recovery time will depend on if you had a partial or full-thickness transplant. Your doctor will be able to give you a more specific timeline to full recovery.

Real Reviews From Real Patients

See What Our Patients Are Saying

What are next steps?

Step 1: Call or message us

Call us at (321) 984-3200 or send us a message below for a no-obligation consultation.

Step 2: Evaluate your treatment options

Using our suite of first-in-class technology, we'll discover the treatment options that are best for you.

Step 3: Start seeing clearer (and living better)

Regain your vision and restore your independence with help from the most effective, modern treatment options available.

Take the first step. Contact Us

Schedule an appointment or just ask a question.

Speak To An Eye Expert

View contact info

Font Resize