Back to Top

Corneal Transplant (1 Clinics)

SORTED BY:
Dunyagoz Bursa
Bursa, Turkey
Dunyagoz Bursa Verified
  • Experienced surgeons
  • Mosque, synagogue, and chapel on-site
  • Accredited by the US JCI
  • Offer airport transfer
Learn More
From
€ 7,100
Get a Free Quote
Get a Free Quote
You’ve viewed 1 of 1 clinics
OUR PATIENTS

What Our Patients Say

EXCELLENT star star

Based on 256 reviews on Trustpilot
Alexandra, Romania
star star May 2021

Everything went well

Everything went well. Thank you Luna team.

Andela Bastos, Czech Republic
star star May 2021

My experience was great!

I was worried that I would have my surgery in a foreign country alone, but Luna Clinic made me feel right at home. They attended to my every need right away, and I didn’t feel alone even for one second. Thanks for everything. My experience was great!

Ian, Turkey
star star May 2021

Excellent Service from Abud of Flymedi

Abud was excellent in arranging my visit to Istanbul for both Eyelid and Hair Treatment. I decided to combine both treatments at Estecenter due to the clinics reputation. recommendations and also Abud's guidance. Abud clearly communicated the types of treatments available , estimated costs , all treatment schedules , travel logistics , hotel arrangements and daily transportation to and from clinic. Through responses coordinated between Abud and Estecenter he answered all my questions beforehand and was concise in the cost of treatments being communicated by Estecenter . Truly excellent service and i highly recommend you engage Abud as this leaves you know worries in relaxing during and after your very important treatments that you waited so long to have done Also i decided to stay and additional 7 days , at my own cost in Istanbul, to help my recovery.

Claudia Terrano, United Kingdom
star star May 2021

Life changing !

I had a massive operation with a full body lift that actually required 2 separate visits to Turkey which was very daunting for me to commit to but I’m so happy I did. I’ve never felt comfortable in my own skin and really struggled with my body especially after having 2 kids. It was really nice to do something for myself and Luna clinic made the experience hassle free for me. They were there for me from beginning to end through both visits and it couldn’t have gone better for me. Thank you so much for the life changing operation and experience.

Charlie, France
star star May 2021

Really happy with my experience

Really happy with my experience. Will deffinately reccomend Luna Clinic and the team to everyone.

Recommended For Corneal Transplant

Corneal transplant surgery or corneal transplantation has many indications, including:


● Optical – the procedure can improve the patient’s eyesight by removing and replacing any tissue affected by diseases such as keratitis, dystrophy, corneal degeneration, keratoglobus.

● Reconstructive – the procedure is performed to preserve the corneal integrity in patients suffering from descemetoceles or stromal thinning. It can also be used to reconstruct the eye after corneal perforation due to blunt trauma.

● Therapeutic indications – corneal transplant surgery may be performed in order to remove inflamed corneal tissue which cannot be healed through the use of antibiotics.

● Cosmetic indications – corneal transplantation can improve the aesthetics of patients with corneal scars which often leads to a whitening of the eyes.

Not Recommended For Corneal Transplant

Corneal transplant surgery or corneal transplantation is not recommended for patients which can get the same results through other types of less invasive treatment.

Overview

Corneal transplant surgery, also known as corneal transplantation or simply corneal grafting is a surgical procedure in which a diseased or otherwise damaged cornea is replaced with a donated, healthy cornea.


The cornea is the clear tissue that covers the front of the eye and as such, it must remain clear for patients to see properly. The cornea is a sensitive part of the eye, and it can get damaged due to a wide range of reasons, including:


● Corneal scarring from infections or blunt trauma

● Keratoconus – a condition in which the cornea becomes very thin and changes its shape

● Dystrophies – Fuchs’ dystrophy, Lattice dystrophy and many others


There are two types of corneal transplantation or corneal transplant surgery:


● Penetrating keratoplasty – During this procedure, the entire cornea is replaced with a healthy donor cornea – it is also known as a full corneal transplant

● Lamellar keratoplasty – During this procedure, only part of the cornea is replaced – it is also known as a partial corneal transplant


The graft is usually harvested from a recently dead individual with a healthy cornea. It’s worthy to note that although it is a generally successful procedure which provides long-lasting results, corneal transplant surgery is only performed when other types of treatment are ineffective.

Preparation

Patients need to have a thorough eye examination with an ophthalmologist before the corneal transplant surgery. The patient should also have a physical examination, blood tests, EKG and X-rays done before the corneal transplantation procedure.

How It Is Performed

Corneal transplant surgery is usually done under general anesthesia but local anesthesia with IV sedation may also be used.


Penetrating keratoplasty surgery – full corneal transplant

Once the anesthesia kicks in, the surgeon uses a circular cutting device to remove the cornea from the donor. Another circular cutting device is used to remove the patient’s cornea as well. Once that is done, the cornea is sewn in place with very small sutures. Antibiotic eye drops are then used in order to reduce the risk of infection.


Lamellar keratoplasty surgery – partial corneal transplant

Several techniques can be used while performing lamellar keratoplasty surgery. The only difference is that diseased layers of the cornea are replaced and healthy layers are left in place.


Once the corneal transplantation procedure is over, the patient will spend some time in hospital in order to recover.

Recovery

Antibiotics in the form of eye drops are used for a few weeks after the corneal transplant procedure. Corticosteroids are also used for a few months after the corneal transplantation procedure is done. Patients will be required to wear sunglasses, glasses or eye shields in order to protect the eye from any trauma.

Risks

Corneal transplantation procedure risks and complications include:


● Bleeding

● Scarring

● Cataract formation

● Retinal detachment

● Infection

● Other vision problems

Side Effects

Corneal transplant surgery side effects include:


● Inflammation in the eyes region

● Itchiness in the eyes region

● Pain and discomfort

● Dry eyes

Success Rates

Corneal transplantation reviews set the average success rate between 70 and 89%, depending on the problems the patient is facing.

Before And After

It takes around 18 months for the patient to achieve full visual potential after the corneal transplant surgery. Some patients may also wear rigid contact lenses after the corneal transplantation procedure. The patient’s sight will slowly improve over the course of 12 to 18 months.

Faq

- What is the chance of developing rejection symptoms after a corneal transplant?

It usually happens in less than 20% of cases.


- Are there any alternatives to corneal transplant surgery?

Yes, a few – including contact lenses.


- Are there any alternatives to using a cornea from a deceased individual?

Yes, artificial corneas are also available.