Keratoplasty, Corneal transplantation (Grafting)

Corneal transplantation or keratoplasty is a surgery to replace an opaque or diseased cornea with a best clarity corneal tissue, which is obtained from a donor

A number of conditions can be treated with keratoplasty at Dr Khalil Eye Clinic in Cairo, Egypt, including: the conical cornea or keratoconus, Cornea scarring, caused by infection or injury, Clouding of the cornea, corneal ulcers, including those caused by infection, or due to complications caused by previous eye surgery

How is keratoplasty or cornea transplantation is done?

Dr Khalil performs corneal transplantation usually using general anesthesia in the operating room. He uses the femto-laser or a circular blade (trephine) to remove a full-thickness disc of most of the cornea and fixes a new disc of clear human donor cornea in its place, using ultra-fine, ultra-strong sutures.

Long and ongoing experience in corneal transplantatipon

One of the best know eye surgeons in Egypt and the Middle East, Dr Khalil Master Thesis at Cairo University back in 1989 was on an advanced technique on keratoplasty, the triple procedure (keratoplasty with cataract surgery and intraocular lens implantation). Since then, he has been performing keratoplasty or corneal transplantation surgery and following its tremendous developments and to date.

The corneal tissue used in keratoplasty is obtained through eye banks. Dr Khalil Eye Clinic in Cairo gets donor corneas only from reputable US Eye Banks, with full quality certification, and meticulus details of the donor condition. Corneas come from recently deceased donors who have no history of known diseases or other factors that would affect the chance of success of the donated tissue or health of the recipient.

What our patients say

Messages from some of Dr Ahmad Khalil Eye Clinic friends, who had their eye operations done by Dr Khalil