A corneal transplant is a surgical procedure that involves replacing a diseased or damaged cornea with a donor corneal tissue. When a cornea is cloudy or scarred, light is unable pass through effectively to reach the light-sensitive retina. As a result, this leads to poor vision or blindness.
Optically, a corneal transplant is able to improve visual acuity by replacing the opaque or distorted host tissue by clear healthy donor tissue. And cosmetically, it is able to improve the appearance of patients with corneal scars that have given a whitish or opaque hue to the cornea. A corneal transplant is a very delicate surgical procedure and is best performed by experienced cornea ophthalmologists.
Why Choose EEC?
Eagle Eye Centre is one of the few centres that have performed numerous challenging corneal transplant surgeries. Our surgeon also has experience in Osteo-odontal Keratoprosthesis Surgery (OOKP) which is the latest artificial cornea surgery.
With an overall transplant success rate exceeding 90%, some of our post corneal transplant patients have even achieve good vision after surgery. At EEC, we perform predominantly Lamellar Keratoplasty (LK) – the more advanced corneal transplant procedures.
Non-Singaporeans can also undergo corneal transplant surgery in Eagle Eye Centre.