When the cornea to become cloudy it prevents light rays from reaching the retina and often leading to poor vision and in some extreme cases, blindness. The usual suspects of corneal damage are injuries, infections and diseases, and age-related degeneration.
Corneal Transplantation is a surgical method that helps replace the affected cornea with a clear either donated or artificial cornea in order to improve the level of vision of the patient.
The typical surgery makes use of a full corneal transplant called Penetrating Keratoplasty, while the latest and more developed technique of partial corneal transplant (Lamellar Keratoplasty) replaces only the affect parts of the cornea, leaving the healthy corneal tissue in its rightful place.
Who needs Corneal Transplant (Artificial and Conventional)?
Individuals who have healthy nerves and retinas at the back of the eye but have poor vision due to diseased or cloudy corneas may benefit from Corneal Transplants to help restore vision. Because damaged cornea can look cloudy, replacement with a clear cornea can also be a cosmetic improvement, boosting self-esteem.
Where is this treatment available?
Gleneagles Hospitals boasts a dedicated team of skilled specialists and staff, ready to help give you swift, accurate and effective treatment for Corneal Transplants. We are ready to offer you high-quality, customised healthcare which has been our legacy for more than 50 years.