What is a Corneal Transplant?

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.

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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.

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Mt Alvernia

820 Thomson Road,
Mount Alvernia Hospital,
Medical Centre D, #06-57/58/59/60/61/62
Singapore 574623

Fax: (65) 6456 1006
Mt Elizabeth Orchard

Mount Elizabeth Medical Centre,
3 Mount Elizabeth #08-08,
Singapore 228510

Fax: (65) 6836 0002
Parkway East

Parkway East Medical Centre,
319 Joo Chiat Place,
#05-03 Singapore 427989

Fax: (65) 6348-1001
Mt Elizabeth Novena

38 Irawaddy Road,
Mount Elizabeth Novena Specialist Centre,
#08-22/23/24 Singapore 329563

Fax: (65) 6570 1001
Westgate

Westgate Mall,
3 Gateway Drive,
#02-42A Singapore 608532

Fax: (65) 6250-6066
Royal Square Novena

Royal Square Novena Medical Centre,
101 Irrawaddy Road,
#11-07 to 13 Singapore 329565

Fax: (65) 6456-1002
King Albert Park

KAP Residences Mall,
9 King Albert Park,
#01-42/43/44 Singapore 598332

Fax: (65) 6475-1880

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