Cornea Transplant in Iran
Cornea Transplant is one of the services of Iranmedtour, which is provided by the best surgeons, along with accommodation, translator, companion nurse, and city tour at an affordable price in Iran.
What is cornea transplant?
A cornea transplant (keratoplasty) is a surgical procedure to replace part of your cornea with healthy corneal tissue from a donor. Your cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped surface of your eye that accounts for a large part of your eye’s focusing power. A cornea transplant can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea. Most cornea transplant procedures especially in Iran are successful. There are two main types of cornea transplants: traditional, full-thickness cornea transplant (also known as penetrating keratoplasty, or PK) and back layer cornea transplant (also known as endothelial keratoplasty, or EK).
The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer. It is the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye and it helps direct light rays towards the lens for focusing. Unlike most tissues in the body, the cornea contains no blood vessels to nourish or protect it against infection. The cornea must remain transparent to see well, and the presence of even the tiniest abnormal blood vessels can affect vision.
Why cornea transplant is performed?
A cornea transplant is most often used to restore vision to a person who has a damaged cornea due to some disease or trauma. A healthy, clear cornea is essential for good vision. If your cornea is damaged due to eye disease or eye injury, it can become swollen, scarred, or severely misshapen and distort your vision. A corneal transplant might be required in cases of conditions such as Trichiasis, where eyelashes turn inward and rub against the surface of the eye, causing scarring and vision loss. A cornea transplant may be necessary if eyeglasses or contact lenses can’t restore your functional vision or if painful swelling can’t be relieved by medications or special contact lenses. The depth of cornea damage determines the type of cornea transplant.
Preparation before cornea transplant surgery
Before cornea transplant surgery, your eye doctor looks for conditions by some to determine what size of the donor cornea is right for you. A review of all medications and supplements you’re taking must be done and you may be asked to stop taking certain medications or supplements before or after your cornea transplant. Any eye problems, such as infection or inflammation must be treated because they may reduce your chances of a successful cornea transplant.
After cornea transplant surgery
Most people have to stay in the hospital for a night or two after a full-thickness cornea transplant. You may be able to go home the same day if you have a partial-thickness transplant. Your eye may be covered with an eye pad or plastic shield, which is removed the day after the procedure. When it’s taken away, you may find that your sight is blurred. This is normal. There should not be serious pain after the operation, but there might be some swelling and discomfort. An eye patch may protect your eye from injury. Once the outer layer of your cornea has healed — about 12 weeks after surgery — your vision will be as normal.
Why has Iran attracted so many patients from all over the world?
Most surgeons in Eye surgery in Iran have high experience in Eye surgery and graduated from reputable American and European universities. Corneal transplantation Package In Iran provided by Silk Road company includes introducing the best hospitals and clinics such as NOOR eye surgery hospital and Farabi Hospital, flight ticket, hotel, pick up and transfer to help to facilitate the patient’s treatment procedure easier and cheaper with the best quality.
Specialty eye hospitals and clinics in Iran cover all steps of cornea transplant procedure including doctor visits, laboratory tests, medical photography, Eye surgery in the hospital, post-operative care, medicines, recovery, and follow-up with the best quality and the cheapest price.
How much does a corneal transplant cost in Iran?
The cost of keratoplasty depends on the severity of the condition and the type of treatment. A corneal transplant for advanced keratoconus performed in the United States costs nearly $28,000 without health insurance. The average cost of surgery can is around $27,000 or more in Canada. The eye transplant cost in India can range from 7000 to 12,000 USD, which is extremely affordable when compared to the cost of the US and the UK hospitals.
Corneal transplant in Iran is a procedure that is performed for more than a century with the most modernized and developed technology by professional specialists. The corneal transplant cost in Iran starts from $3000 and raises to 12,000 $ for the most complicated cornea transplant which is extremely affordable when compared to the cost of the US, UK, and even other Asian countries.
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