Soo Kim, MD, a Ophthalmologist with The Everett Clinic discusses Corneal Transplants. Corneal transplants are a common procedure. The cornea can become clouded over for a number of reasons - inherited diseases or trauma or infection. Depending on the type of disease you are experiencing in your eye will determine if the entire cornea is replaced or just the diseased portion. A corneal transplant can be life changing and with any surgery, there are some risks involved.