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Keratoplasty or Corneal Transplant in Iran

If you are also one of those people who have been advised by your doctors to have a corneal transplant (keratoplasty) to solve your eye problem, and you have trouble getting it done in your country, Iran is a great choice for your treatment. Read more in this page and contact us for free consultation.

What is cornea transplant?

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue (the graft). When the entire cornea is replaced it is known as penetrating keratoplasty and when only part of the cornea is replaced it is known as lamellar keratoplasty. Keratoplasty simply means surgery to the cornea. The graft is taken from a recently dead individual with no known diseases or other factors that may affect the chance of survival of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient.

The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. The surgical procedure is performed by ophthalmologists, physicians who specialize in eyes, and is often done on an outpatient basis. Donors can be of any age, as is shown in the case of Janis Babson, who donated her eyes at age 10. The corneal transplantation is performed when medicines, keratoconus conservative surgery and cross-linking cannot heal the cornea anymore.

What are the medical uses of cornea transplant?

Indications include the following:

  • Optical: To improve visual acuity by replacing the opaque or distorted host tissue by clear healthy donor tissue. The most common indication in this category is pseudophakic bullous keratopathy, followed by keratoconus, corneal degeneration, keratoglobus and dystrophy, as well as scarring due to keratitis and trauma.
  • Tectonic/reconstructive: To preserve corneal anatomy and integrity in patients with stromal thinning and descemetoceles, or to reconstruct the anatomy of the eye, e.g. after corneal perforation.
  • Therapeutic: To remove inflamed corneal tissue unresponsive to treatment by antibiotics or anti-virals.

Cosmetic: To improve the appearance of patients with corneal scars that have given a whitish or opaque hue to the cornea.

Does cornea transplant have risk?

The risks are similar to other intraocular procedures, but additionally include graft rejection (lifelong), detachment or displacement of lamellar transplants and primary graft failure.

There is also a risk of infection. Since the cornea has no blood vessels (it takes its nutrients from the aqueous humor) it heals much more slowly than a cut on the skin. While the wound is healing, it is possible that it might become infected by various microorganisms. This risk is minimized by antibiotic prophylaxis (using antibiotic eyedrops, even when no infection exists).

There is a risk of cornea rejection, which occurs in about 20% of cases. Graft failure can occur at any time after the cornea has been transplanted, even years or decades later. The causes can vary, though it is usually due to new injury or illness. Treatment can be either medical or surgical, depending on the individual case. An early, technical cause of failure may be an excessively tight stitch cheesewiring through the sclera.

What will be occur in the day of surgery?

On the day of the surgery, the patient arrives to either a hospital or an outpatient surgery center, where the procedure will be performed. The patient is given a brief physical examination by the surgical team and is taken to the operating room. In the operating room, the patient lies down on an operating table and is either given general anesthesia, or local anesthesia and a sedative.

With anesthesia induced, the surgical team prepares the eye to be operated on and drapes the face around the eye. An eyelid speculum is placed to keep the lids open, and some lubrication is placed on the eye to prevent drying. In children, a metal ring is stitched to the sclera which will provide support of the sclera during the procedure.

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Iran is an ideal choice for medical tourism, because of affordable cost & world-class specialists.

Iran, a reliable choice for cornea transplant

If you live in a country that medical treatments may be costly and include a lot of time waiting, you can count on Iran as an ideal and reliable medical tourism destination. Furthermore Iran is among top 15 countries in the world & first in the middle-east in ophthalmology. So you can easily trust Iranian doctors and take a trip and get your treatment in Iran.

Pars Med Tour & Cornea Transplant in Iran

We will plan your treatment much better than you think in specialized and international eye hospitals. Furthermore we manage all parts of your trip such as Visa, booking hotel and flight, airport pick-up, interpreter and in short, everything you need in Iran for an ideal strabismus surgery.

What Pars Med Tour offers you

Cornea Transplant: we will accompany you through all stages of surgery such as medical images, laboratory tests, medicines and even post-treatment care and follow-up.

Pick-up, transfer & interpreter: Private transfer from airport to hotel and vice versa and from hotel to eye hospital. The interpreter will be with you throughout the process.

Half a day trip in Tehran: Prepare yourself for an exciting half a day trip in Tehran. We offer you the Historic Grand Bazaar of Tehran.

Visa: Iran visa authorization code.

Our services
Pars Med Tour offers keratoplasty (corneal) in Iran with ideal results, starts from 2800$.