Best Clinics for Cornea Transplant in Turkey: Cost & Reviews
Eye Cornea transplant surgery is more widespread on a global scale than other organ transplants. Thanks to it, many visually impaired and blind people have regained normal vision.
Keratoplasty, or corneal transplant, is the most frequently performed graft worldwide (more than 100,000 transplants each year). It was performed for the first time in 1887 by Arthur Von Hippel. It is also considered to be the oldest tissue transplant that was performed successfully in humans. Keratoplasty has the best long-term survival (nearly 70% survival after 10 years).
In practical terms, it is a matter of replacing the diseased part of the cornea with a healthy tissue. This tissue is generally taken from a deceased donor.
In Turkey, nearly 600 keratoplasty are performed by eye doctors each year.