Am I a candidate for corneal transplant?
Candidates for surgery are patients who experience swelling, abnormal growths or other disorders on the cornea that could cause them to lose the visual ability. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors for an evaluation to determine if you are a candidate for surgery.
How do I get a donor?
This could be the most complicated part of the procedure.
In Mexico is required for foreign patients to reside in the country for 6 months in order to qualify for the organ donor wait list. Being on the waitlist doesn’t mean you will get the cornea immediately and might have to wait longer than 6 months.
Most surgeons recommend you have a relative willing to donate their cornea in order to assure the procedure
Note: this information does not constitute legal advice and is meant only as a guide. For more information consult the Centro Nacional de Transplants https://www.gob.mx/cenatra
How can I prepare for surgery?
The specialist will evaluate your eye to determine the state of your cornea. Doctors will usually ask you to drop some medications, usually 2 weeks before surgery but some can still be taken up to 2 days before. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors to learn how to prepare.
Will I feel pain during surgery?
The doctor will place drops on your eyes to numb them, during surgery will only feel some pressure on the eye. Some patients may ask the surgeon to use general anesthesia. We recommend you to refer to one of our professional doctors to see what is better for your body.
What happens after surgery?
Immediately after the procedure, you could experience some itch witch a burning sensation, and your eyes will be watery. At first, your vision will be blurry for the first weeks after surgery, and you will gradually start seeing more clearly.