Bumrungrad enhances its eye center by opening the Cornea Transplant Center

Bumrungrad enhances its eye center by opening the Cornea Transplant Center, which is the first private hospital in Thailand that provides comprehensive services for the most complex corneal conditions.

Mrs. Artirat Charukitpipat, CEO of Bumrungrad International Hospital, revealed that the Bumrungrad Cornea Transplant Center is an extension of such capabilities, as Bumrungrad is the first private hospital to host such a center providing complete corneal care and treatment and is another proud achievement of Bumrungrad International Hospital.”

Dr. Maytinee Sirimaharaj, Ophthalmologist and Chairperson of Department of Ophthalmology at Bumrungrad International Hospital, stated that The Bumrungrad Eye Excellence Center has expanded to accommodate higher patient numbers and now encompasses 13 treatment rooms equipped with the latest diagnostic and treatment facilities, which can accommodate the treatment of even the most complex and difficult cases.”

The Bumrungrad Cornea Transplant Center treats all types of corneal conditions, for example, keratitis, corneal edema, keratoconus, hereditary corneal degeneration, corneal ulcers, and corneal transplantation. Each eye condition requires adherence to the treatment timelines because taking action at inappropriate times can have negative effects on patient outcomes, and even put their sight at risk. 

Dr. Teeravee Hongyok, Cornea Specialist at Bumrungrad International Hospital, shared that, In Thailand, the cloudy cornea is more often found because the cornea gets infected from unhealthy working conditions, contact lenses, or not wearing a helmet or an eye protection when riding a motorcycle. Another common case is following the complicated eye surgery. The hereditary or congenital corneal degeneration are also commonly found.  All of the conditions cause ulcers, corneal abrasion, swollen cornea, and distorted cornea. It can result in loss of vision, but it can be treated through corneal transplantation to make the cornea clear and enable the patient to see again.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Ngamjit Kasetsuwan, Cornea specialist at Bumrungrad International Hospital and President of Cornea and Refractive Surgery Society of Thailand, stated that corneal transplantation is a surgical procedure which removes the patient’s damaged cornea and replaces it with a donor cornea. The benefits of corneal transplantation are that it improves patient visual acuity, corneal strength, for those with thin or perforated corneas, and can prevent secondary infection in those with severe corneal infections.   In brief conclusion, “The Bumrungrad Cornea Transplant Center is another place where patients can waitlist for corneal transplantation in a faster and more convenient manner to reduce the stress on the public health system. Hence, our cornea transplant patients can receive the right care at the right time, allowing them to recover both their sight and quality of life.”

For more information, please contact the Cornea Transplant Center, Bumrungrad International Hospital, 18th Floor, Building A (Clinic) or call +6620112478 Expat Liaison Center.

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