Corneal Transplantation And Conjunctival Autograft For Simple Recurrent Pterygium

Corneal transplantation


The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil and anterior chamber. Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, is a surgical method whereby a damaged or diseased cornea, in its entirety (penetrating keratoplasty) or in part (lamellar keratoplasty), is substituted by donated corneal tissue (the graft). The graft is removed from a recently deceased individual with no known diseases or other issues that may affect the acceptance of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient.

Pterygium (Surfer’s Eye) most frequently refers to a benign growth of the conjunctiva. A pterygium, commonly grows from the nasal side of the sclera. It is usually present in the palpebral fissure. It is associated with and thought to be caused by ultraviolet-light exposure (e.g., sunlight), low humidity, and dust. Growth has been known to be preceded with scleral trauma around the Palpebral comissure. The predominance of pterygia on the nasal side is possibly a result of the sun’s rays passing laterally through the cornea, where it undergoes refraction and becomes focused on the limbic area. Sunlight passes unobstructed from the lateral side of the eye, focusing on the medial limbus after passing through the cornea. On the contralateral (medial) side, however, the shadow of the nose medially reduces the intensity of sunlight focused on thelateral/temporal limbus.

Postoperative recovery


  • The above program does not include medications for certain conditions such as depression, blood coagulation, etc.
  • Medicaments, fluids, blood and derivatives to be used, as well as additional procedure(s) performed not included in the exact treatment would be invoiced separately on upon the conclusion of said treatment / procedure(s)

The Corneal transplantation and conjunctival autograft for Simple recurrent Pterygium program includes the following:

  • Specialized medical attention by a Ophthalmology specialists
  • Diagnostic tests
  • Right to the operating room, anesthesia
  • Transfer and 7 to 15 Nights of (The Hospitalization will include accommodation in a private room, nursing care and medical assistance, evaluation and preparation of medical history, as well as three course meals).
  • Postoperative recovery


Private room with the following features:

  • Electronic patient bed
  • Equipment for disabled patient
  • Oxygen hookup
  • Three AP meals taking into account the patient’s preferences and / or special diets prescribed by physician
  • Fully equipped private bathroom
  • Infirmary and nursing care
  • Colour TV with national and international channels
  • Local and international phone services (extra cost will apply)
  • Safe box
  • Internet service on every floor
  • Laundry services


  • Assistance in visa issuance and extension (If needs be)
  • Each patient/ companion will be assigned a multi-lingual field member with the mandate of attending to all of our patients’ translation and personal needs;
  • 20 hours internet service;
  • Local airport pickup and drop off; and
  • Hospital pickup and drop off (if needed)

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