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Corneal Transplant Abroad

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers performing Corneal Transplant.

Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)

The Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO – Institute of Ocular Microsurgery in English) is a leading international ophthalmology centre. Their hallmark is medical excellence and our objective is to provide the best service to the patient.

32 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Borja Corcóstegui

Co-founder and medical director of IMO

Dr. Isabel Nieto

Complex Cataract Specialist

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Corneal Transplant

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Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD

Medical Interest Areas and Activities
Cataract, Cornea and Anterior Segment
Refractive Surge

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Corneal Transplant

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Instituto Oftalmológico Quirónsalud Dexeus

Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica's Medical and Surgical activity is developed in all areas and specialities in Ophthalmology. They provide the most modern, latest and complete diagnostic and therapeutic equipment.

18 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Mercè Guarro MD

OMIQ Medical Director

Dr. Laura Sararols MD

Head of the Vitreo-Retinal Unit

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Corneal Transplant

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Institut Comtal d'Oftalmologia

Innova Ocular ICO Barcelona is one of the most important ophthalmology and ocular microsurgery institutes in central Barcelona, and an industry leader at both the national and international level.

8 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. David Andreu

General Manager

Dra. Susana Duch

Scientific Director, Head of the Glaucoma Unit and Ocular Trauma Unit / Specialist, Ocular Genetics Unit

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Corneal Transplant

9,200 - 9,600 US$

Grupo Hospitalario Quirónsalud

Chiron Hospital Group, a specialist in high complexity medicine and pioneered the introduction of new technologies in all fields of medicine, offers Ophthalmology Units formed by professionals of great prestige.

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Corneal Transplant

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Hospital Velmar

A small multi specialty hospital located in the town of Ensanada, Mexico. A staff of 50 physicians provides surgical and medical care in over 20 medical specialties. The doctors can speak English, and the hospital provides services to foreign patients.

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Corneal Transplant

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Hisar Intercontinental Hospital

Equipped with the cutting-edge technology devices, our Eye Clinic offers service in all the sub-branches of eye, cataract and refractive surgery in particular.

Listed ophthalmologists:

Prof. Omer Kamil Dogan

Ophtalmologist

Dr. Faruk Eroglu

Ophtalmologist

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Corneal Transplant

7,500 US$

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona

Hospital Quirónsalud Barcelona is the benchmark for private healthcare in southern Europe, providing world-class service for the past seventy years.

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Corneal Transplant

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Artemis Health Institute

Artemis Hospitals aim to provide comprehensive eye care at our Ophthalmology Centre. The state-of-the-art facilities include both diagnostic and therapeutic modalities.

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Sameer Kaushal

Eye Surgeon

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Cornea Transplant

1,300 US$

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia

Hospital Quirónsalud Valencia is ranked as one of the best private schools in Spain, winning nine times in the TOP 20 award in recognition of its management and quality of care.

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Corneal Transplant

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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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