ASG Eye Hospital Goa Conducts Cornea Transplant in 4 Corneal Blind Patients.
A 64 years female Maria Fernandes was blind in one eye due to a failed corneal graft having undergone the same at Chennai . However after a wait of 8 years she is able to see again. The expert team at ASG Eye Hospital Goa performed a CORNEAL TRANSPLANT and replaced the cataractous lens with an Intraocular lens restoring vision in her left eye and bringing a smile on her face .
Maria Fernandes said “It was difficult for me at this age to think I would be able to see again and going all the way to Chennai was a challenge. I am happy that we now have such facilities in Goa ”.
Medical director of ASG Eye Hospital Dr. Sean D silva said that the Hospital performed four Corneal Transplants in the state of Goa since last month after being recognised as a fully equipped Cornea Transplant centre by the State Government authorities.
Corneal transplantation, is a surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated corneal tissue. Cornea is taken from the dead person who had given consent to donate eyes after his death. The cornea is collected within six hours of donors death and stored at eye banks.
Dr Sean furthur said “It is a big milestone for the state of Goa and we are extremely thankful to the Health Minister Shri Vishwajit Rane who has wholeheartedly supported this endeavour also Directorate of Health Services and Goa Medical College dean Dr S M Bandekar and HOD, Ophthalmology Dr Ugam Usgaonkar for all the guidance.