Corneal Transplant in Turkey

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Turkey performing Corneal Transplant.
Liv Hospital Contact Liv Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
The first in a brand new chain of ultra-modern hospitals, opened in January 2013, LIV hospital focuses on foreign patients, and tries to provide a complete and comprehensive service by a dedicated international team.
Prices
Corneal Transplantupon request
Anadolu Medical Center Contact Anadolu Medical Center
Private Hospital, Gebze (near Istanbul), Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.
Prices
Corneal Transplantupon request
Listed ophthalmologists:
Dr. Naci Sakaoğlu MD
Dr. Naci Sakaoğlu MD
Glaucoma
Cornaea and refractive surgery
Eye Bank management
Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD
Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD
Medical Interest Areas and Activities
Cataract, Cornea and Anterior Segment
Refractive Surge
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital Contact Hisar Intercontinental Hospital
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
Hisar Intercontinental Hospital is a JCI accredited facility that provides the highest quality of care for all its patients. The hospital is one of Turkey’s largest private hospitals and utilizes the best and most up-to-date technologies in its 170 bed facility.
Prices
Corneal Transplantupon request
German Hospital Taksim Contact German Hospital Taksim
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
One of the largest private healthcare providers in Turkey. Has obtained JCI accreditation and is ISO certified. This hospital treats approximately 12,000 international patients annually.
Prices
Corneal Transplantupon request
3 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Dr. Ali Ofluoğlu
Dr. Ali Ofluoğlu
Eye Diseases
Dr. Eda Evliyaoğlu
Dr. Eda Evliyaoğlu
Eye Diseases
German Hospital Camlica Contact German Hospital Camlica
Private Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
German Hospital Camlica has achieved a 7 star rating. It has 24 highly skilled and experienced physicians, who treat around 500 international patients each year.
Prices
Corneal Transplantupon request
Listed ophthalmologist:
Dr. Nefesoğlu Şehvar
Dr. Nefesoğlu Şehvar
Eye Diseases
Yeditepe University Hospital Contact Yeditepe University Hospital
University Hospital, İstanbul, Turkey
JCI AccreditationJCI Accreditation
A modern hospital which was opened in 2005, with a wide array of medical services, and a special department for international patients.
Prices
Corneal Transplantupon request
15 listed ophthalmologists:view all >
Prof. Demir Basar
Prof. Demir Basar
Ophthalmology
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About Corneal Transplant

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.
What is Corneal Transplant?
A corneal transplant is a procedure to replace a damaged cornea with either an entire donated cornea, donated corneal tissue or part of a donated cornea. A corneal transplant is carried out to improve sight or relieve pain.

What are the types of Corneal Transplant?
The most common Corneal Transplant procedures are:
  • Penetrating keratoplasty: This is the most commonly used corneal transplant technique. In this procedure, the surgeon removes a small circle of the patient’s cornea and replaces it with a “full thickness” circular piece of donor cornea. The donor cornea is held in place with stitches.
  • DALK (Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty): This corneal transplant technique transplants around 95 percent of the cornea and is used in cases where the cornea lining is healthy but the stroma is diseased. Stitches hold the donor cornea in place.
  • DSEK (Descemets stripping endothelial keratoplasty): This procedure removes the inner cell layer of the cornea and replaces it with donor cornea tissue. An air bubble, not stitches, holds the donor cornea tissue in place until it bonds with the patient’s cornea.

What surgeon performs Corneal Transplant?
Corneal transplant is carried out by an ophthalmologist surgeon.

Duration of procedure/surgery:
The corneal transplant procedure takes between 1 and 2 hours.

Days admitted:
None. The corneal transplant usually takes place on an outpatient basis.

Anesthesia:
Corneal transplant is most commonly carried out under local anesthesia.

Recovery:
Recovery time depends on the type of surgery.
- It can take up to two years for the eye to fully stabilize and vision to settle down after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK).
- Full visual recovery takes up to three months after a DSEK procedure.
- You can usually return to work two to three weeks after the corneal transplant.
- The stitches holding the corneal transplant are left in place for one to three years in order for the cornea to heal into place.

Risks:
Corneal transplant is relatively safe but there is a small risk of serious complications.

Risks include:

- Infection (the cornea is slow-healing and is at risk of infection during this time).
- Cornea graft failure (according to the UK National Health Service retinal detachment occurs in around one percent of corneal transplant patients).
- Rejection of the donor cornea (according to the UK National Health Service, one in five corneal transplants will be rejected or partially rejected).
- Decreased or blurred vision.
- Glaucoma.

After care:
- Wear an eye patch at night for one to four days following a corneal transplant.
- Use medicated eye drops to prevent infection.
- Avoid rubbing your eyes.
- Avoid strenuous exercise for a few weeks following a corneal transplant and don’t take part in contact sports.
- Wear sunglasses to protect the eyes from glare.
- Attend follow-up eye exams.

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