Federal state budget institution „Clinical Hospital“
TRANSPLANTATION OF CORNEA
Federal state budget institution
The clinic is located at a beautiful location where one gets the impression of an air spa, as the clinic is located in the middle of a forest. In the immediate vicinity, there are various clinics that treat diverse pathologies. Elite Medical Ltd. is a representative of this eminent clinic.
The ophthalmology clinic is open 24 hours, and within it there is also an organized daily hospital. Keratoplasty – corneal transplantation, as well as other eye diseases, is successfully performed. The clinic has its own bank of cornea that has been working successfully for many years.
The ophthalmology clinic has modern equipment that provides great reliability of surgical and laser technologies, comprehensive diagnostics of eye diseases, ambulatory and stationary treatments, as well as laser correction of vision. Patients who come to the hospital are provided with modern methods of diagnosis and therapeutic procedures as well as surgical treatments of eye diseases.
Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease when cornea gets thinner and has a shape of a pile. It is the most common form of corneal dystrophy, and about one in 1,000 patients has this problem. Keratoconus could lead to severe visual impairment. At an early stage, a patient has a blurred vision, and as the disease develops, vision becomes worse. At later stages, photophobia could develop, the feeling of constant fatigue, blinking, itching. Patients also often notice interference and inequality of contours of light sources. All of these are the signs of the disease.
If there are doubts that keratoconus is at stake, a doctor first examines the cornea using a slit lamp, then keratopachimetry is done, which allows the determination of the cornea’s thickness. Keratoconus is characterized by progressive decay of cornea.
Treatment of keratoconus – In the early stages, the changes of refraction are not significant and could easily be adapted to the correction of the spectrum. As the process develops, the only possible correction is by hard contact lenses. However, most patients experience problems with hard contact lenses, and they are willing to opt for an operation (transplantation of the cornea from a donor). This is an efficient and safe technology. It is performed on an outpatient basis, under local anesthesia using special surgical instruments.
The methods used at the ophthalmology clinic are the following: Complete vision diagnostics on the most modern equipment; Consultations of the leading experts of the department – professors; Seamless cataract surgery using the latest models of artificial lenses and high-quality consumables; Reconstructive surgery for trauma and pathological trauma of the eye operated on; Surgical correction of disorders of congenital refractive anomalies; Operation of glaucoma of all types; Treatment of progressive myopia and retinal dystrophy with new biomaterials; Laser correction of vision, myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism; Complex (laser, conservative) treatment of all eye diseases (diabetes mellitus, optic nerve atrophy, retinal dystrophy, inflammatory diseases).
Perspective directions in the treatment: Intra-stromal corneal segments; Cross-linking of cornea; Lutsentis – a promising direction for the treatment of the age-related macula degeneration; Correction of vision by laser.