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Corneal Transplant in Asia

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

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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Corneal Transplant

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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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Corneal Transplant

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Mahkota Medical Centre

A comprehensive tertiary healthcare centre servicing local patients and foreign patients from neighboring countries.

3 listed ophthalmologists:

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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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Artemis Health Institute

The flagship hospital of the Artemis Health Sciences offers caters to local and international patients alike. It is the first 300-bed multi-specialty hospital in India to function with a paperless information management scheme.

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Sameer Kaushal

Eye Surgeon

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Cornea Transplant

1,300 US$

Mount Elizabeth Hospital

One of the largest private medical centers in Asia, with the highest number of private specialists including cardiac surgeons, cardiologists and neurologists, neurosurgeons and general surgeons.

26 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Lim Wee Kiak

Ocular Inflammation, Immunology and Uveitis

Dr. Theng Thiam Siew Julian

Cornea, cataract and refractive surgery

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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.

3 listed ophthalmologists:

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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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Sheba Medical Center

The largest medical centre in Israel and the Middle East, internationally renowned for it's medical excellence. Around 31,000 inpatients are treated annually.

5 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Dastnic Zvi

Eye Surgery

Dr. Melamed Shlomo

Eye Surgery

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Corneal Transplant

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Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.

4 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Satish Mehta

Ophthalmology

Dr. Manoj Rai Mehta

Ophthalmology

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Corneal Transplant

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Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

A conglomeration of hospitals in one campus, including: the Sparsh Hospital for Orthopedics & Trauma, the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, the Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, as well as a full fledged multi specialty hospital.

10 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Arati Rupauliha

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr. Dipangshu Basu Chaudhuri

Consultant Opthalmologist

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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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