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Corneal Transplant in Asia

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Asia performing Corneal Transplant.

Bangkok Hospital Pattaya

This multi-specialty tertiary hospital offers various medical services as well as dental procedures to local and overseas patients. It serves over 100,000 international patients every year.

20 listed ophthalmologists:

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Rambam Medical Center

The Department of Ophthalmology utilizes advanced and sophisticated technologies in its field, which enable performing the most accurate and gentle surgical procedures and laser treatments, diagnosis of complex and obscure conditions, and provision of novel and modern therapeutic modalities.

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Eithan Blumental

Ophthalmologist

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Mahkota Medical Centre

Eye Studio offers customisation, innovative products and comprehensive eye care services all in one centre to fulfil your lifestyle needs. With the presence of experienced Optometrists and the latest state-of-the-art vision testing equipment, Eye Studio assures you the best care for your eyes.

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Sunway Medical Centre

The SunMed Eye Centre offers patients a wide range of eye care services for the screening, diagnosis and treatment of various eye conditions. Our consultant ophthalmologists (eye specialists) are supported by a team of trained eye care personnel, including an optometrist, an orthoptist and an ocular

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Bumrungrad Hospital

Bumrungrad International is an internationally accredited, multi-specialty hospital located in the heart of Bangkok, Thailand.

38 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Chaiyen Ratnavijarn

Oculoplastic & Reconstructive Surgery
General Ophthalmology

Dr. Ekachai Bharksuwana

Retina
Cataract
General Ophthalmology

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Corneal transplant surgery

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Assuta Hospital

The new Assuta Hospital was opened in 2009, and claims to be the most modern hospital in the middle east.

10 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Bokelman Amir

Ophthalmology

Dr. Rosen Nahum

Ophthalmology

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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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1,300 US$

Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.

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Corneal Transplant

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Herzliya Medical Center

A private hospital located on the shorelines of Herzliya, just off Tel Aviv, offering healthcare services to both local and foreign patients. The hospital is affiliated with over 500 Israeli physicians, many of whom hold high level positions at public hospitals.

12 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Ben - Haim

Ophthalmology

Dr. Chen Verde

Cornea, Cataract

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Corneal Transplant

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Raffles Hospital

A full service private hospital offering a comprehensive range of specialist services by a team of 200 physicians. 35-40% of the patients are foreigners, and there is a dedicated department for handling medical tourists.

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Dr. Lee Jong Jian

Deputy Medical Director

Dr. Khoo Chong Yew

Ophthalmic medicine and surgery

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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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