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Corneal Transplant (Artificial and Conventional)

  • What is a Corneal Transplant (Artificial and Conventional)?

    When the cornea becomes cloudy due to disease or injury, light rays are unable to pass through it to reach the retina (the light-sensitive part of the eye) and leads to poor vision or blindness. The cornea can be damaged by:

    • Corneal injuries
    • Infections
    • Age-related degeneration

    Corneal transplant is a surgical procedure that replaces the cloudy/scarred cornea with a clear donor cornea to improve vision.

    The usual corneal transplant surgery involves a full corneal transplant (called penetrating keratoplasty), while a new and more advanced form of partial corneal transplant (called lamellar keratoplasty) replaces the diseased parts of the cornea only, leaving the healthy corneal tissue in place.

  • If you have poor vision due to a diseased or cloudy cornea, but have a healthy nerve and retina at the back of your eye, you may benefit from a corneal transplant to restore your vision. As the damaged cornea can look cloudy, replacement with a clear donor cornea can also be a cosmetic improvement.

  • Your goal of getting swift, accurate and effective treatment is our strength. Our skilled team of specialists and staff at Gleneagles Hospital is committed to placing your needs foremost. High-quality, customised healthcare has been our legacy for more than 50 years.

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