Cornea Transplant in Singapore

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Eagle Eye Centre Pte Ltd - Gleneagles
5.0

From 3 verified reviews

Christopher Cai, 15 September 2020

Dr Val Phua and team were very efficient and communicative throughout the entire process. Had a great experience and felt very comfortable. Minimal discomfort after the operation apart from some dryness in the eyes. By the day after the review I was pretty much fully functional with only slight haziness.

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NHG Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group - NHG 1-Health
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

Martin Bullows, 23 October 2019

Came in for checkup and very satisfied with the service and glad for no upsell at the end!

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Apple Eye Centre
5.0

From 1 verified reviews

Olivier Puyraud, 01 July 2017

Came in on a Saturday due to a corneal scratch. Was able to get an appointment right away. Staff was nice and helpful. Went back for a checkup a few days later. Standard wait times. Nice place. Professional doctor.

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Atlas Eye Specialist Centre
4.8

From 138 verified reviews

May Tansrisuwarn, 22 September 2020

Had a great experience doing relex SMILE at Atlas. Everything was well explained and the procedure was super smooth, didn't feel a thing.

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Eye Specialist Clinic
4.5

From 2 verified reviews

Ween Widarny, 06 November 2019

He has taken care of my daughter since she was diagnose with lazy eye ever for 10 years now with much improvement. The staff is very professional with their work and their ability to take care of little kids is amazing esp when it involves 2 to 3 hours of eye test.

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NHG Eye Institute, National Healthcare Group
4.0

From 1 verified reviews

Mr. Sheng, 18 February 2019

Professional care but waiting too long, I can't stand it

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Eagle Eye Centre Pte Ltd - Mt Alvernia
2.9

From 13 verified reviews

HR L, 04 September 2020

I had Lasik done a few years ago by Dr J. Theng. He did a very good job and was responsive.

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Eagle Eye Centre Pte Ltd - Parkway East
2.3

From 3 verified reviews

Nick, 04 July 2018

Swift service, and very kind doctors and staff.

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Dr Alicia Eye Specialist
1.0

From 1 verified reviews

Fiona Fussi, 01 April 2020

Had a horrible and infuriating encounter with Dr Alicia during my chalazion eye infection last year that wouldn’t go away. My eyes are extremely sensitive, so even flipping the eyelid to touch and squeeze the oil glands in the eyelid made me feel very nauseous and sick. When I was dizzy and visibly uncomfortable, Dr Alicia said, “don’t be so drama” to me. I was shocked and insulted. How can a doctor who I’m trusting with my health, say that to a her patient who is obviously suffering and literally paying for this appointment. Very rude and unprofessional.Even during my eye surgery to drain the pus from my eye infection, she was unempathetic to the anxiety and stress I was going through and did nothing to help me feel better.The only good thing about Doctor Alicia Eye Specialist clinic is the staff and assistants at the front desk. They were kind and patient and had way more empathy than Doctor Alicia during the whole ordeal. But still never returning there again.

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Eagle Eye Centre Pte Ltd - Novena
1.0

From 3 verified reviews

Flora Lin, 18 September 2020

This place is very expensive. There is no charge for checking your eyes. You are asked to check many items. The final bill is very scary。

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What you need to know about Cornea Transplant in Singapore

Riverside City College assistant professor of nursing Kristin Fontaine with a picture of her infected left eye before the cornea transplant in April 2015

Cornea Transplant, or keratoplasty or corneal grafting, is a surgical procedure to replace damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy layer of corneal tissue that comes from a donor. The cornea is the clear layer surface of your eye that helps focus light to allow you to see clearly. A cornea transplant can restore your vision, reduce pain or other symptoms associated with diseases of the cornea, and improve the appearance of your damaged cornea.  

What does a Cornea Transplant Procedure Involve?

There are three types of cornea transplant: penetrating keratoplasty (PK), partial-thickness cornea transplant, and endothelial keratoplasty. The three are performed under local anesthetic and sedative. The most common type is penetrating keratoplasty, during which your surgeon replaces all layers of your cornea.

MyMediTravel currently lists 17 facilities in Singapore offering Cornea Transplant procedures - see above for the complete list, along with estimated prices. The price of a Cornea Transplant can vary according to each individual’s case and will be determined based on your medical profile and an in-person assessment with the specialist. For a personalized quoteClick Here to submit your details

How Long Should I Stay in Singapore for a Cornea Transplant Procedure?

Plan to stay in Singapore for around 10 to 14 days or until your doctor says it is okay for your travel home because you will have to attend follow-up hospital checkups to have your eyes checked. If your surgeon used dissolving stitches, you will not need for stitches to be removed, but you still need to allow your eye to heal before flying back home.

What's the Recovery Time for Cornea Transplant Procedures in Singapore?

Your eyes will be red and sensitive to light for 1-2 weeks, make sure you rest as much as possible during this period. It can take a year or more for your eye to fully recover, but talk to your surgeon as to when you can get back to your normal routine, exercise, and work.

What sort of Aftercare is Required for Cornea Transplant Procedures in Singapore?

After the surgery, you will need to protect your eye from injury, avoid pressing or rubbing your eye, and wear eyeglasses or an eye shield to protect your eyes. Your surgeon will give you eye drops, be sure to take it as prescribed. Your surgeons will also give you aftercare instructions, be sure to follow the instructions carefully.

What's the Success Rate of Cornea Transplant Procedures in Singapore?

A cornea transplant is effective, safe, and has a high success rate. However, 3 out of 10 people who have a cornea transplant experience organ rejection, which is a problem that occurs when the body’s immune system sees the transplanted tissue as something that should not be there. Other side effects and risks of Cornea transplants include infection, bleeding, glaucoma, cataracts, detached retina, and swelling of the cornea.

Are there Alternatives to Cornea Transplant Procedures in Singapore?

The alternatives for cornea transplant are contact lenses, phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK), intrastromal corneal ring segments, and corneal collagen cross-linking. Make sure to discuss with your doctor the best option for your eye.

What Should You Expect Before and After the Procedure

If you experience any painful symptoms before the procedure, you will not feel those symptoms anymore after a cornea transplant. Also, if your vision is impaired before the procedure, a cornea transplant will improve your vision so you will have close to 20/20 vision.

Whilst the information presented here has been accurately sourced and verified by a medical professional for its accuracy, it is still advised to consult with your doctor before pursuing a medical treatment at one of the listed medical providers. This content was last updated on 28/11/2020.

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