75-year-old British expat undergoes successful cornea transplant surgery in the UAE


La-Femme (cornea transplant surgery) – M.J., a 75-year-old British expat who has been living in the UAE for 50 years, suffered from a blinding condition that led to glare, cloudy vision and eye discomfort. A successful cornea transplant has sharpened her vision.

When M.J. first visited us, we noticed that there had been a complication with her recent cataract surgery, which caused the blurry vision. Her cornea was damaged during the surgery and the only possible solution was a corneal endothelial transplantation, which we performed with the patient’s consent,” said Dr Sandip Mitra, Specialist Ophthalmologist at Emirates Hospital Day Surgery and Medical Center, Motorcity.

Dr Mitra performs at least three cornea transplants per month. A new transplant surgery, corneal endothelial transplantation has a 90 percent success rate and it can be repeated if a cornea fails after 10 years. Doctors take around 10 percent of the graft from a donor and leave 90 percent of the recipient cornea intact.

Additional information about Emirates Hospital Day Surgery and Medical Center, Motorcity

An asset of Emirates Healthcare, Emirates Hospital Day Surgery and Medical Center, Motorcity was launched in May 2018 to provide patient-centred care and improve the quality of life for patients and the community. Its core values are Simplicity, Accessibility, Agility and Empathy.

Located in Dubai Motor City, Emirates Hospital Day Surgery and Medical Center, Motorcity is home to some of the world’s leading medical professionals. The Center provides premium medical services and facilities, and includes an 8-bed Day Surgery, state-of-the-art surgical theatres, an endoscopy suite and a Centre of Excellence for Ophthalmology and Eye Care.

Emirates Healthcare is a subsidiary of KBBO Group. A leading holding company headquartered in Abu Dhabi, KBBO Group invests in healthcare to safeguard the region’s communities, and to help deliver world-class medical outcomes powering an inclusive and improved quality of life.


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