• Thu. Aug 4th, 2022

Korle Bu successfully conducts six cornea transplants

Korle Bu, Ghana’s leading teaching hospital, has successfully performed six cornea transplants.

Korle Bu, who announced the third successful session in a series of cornea transplant surgeries, said the most recent surgery was the first to be supported by the teaching hospital’s partners.

“Six patients had their corneas transplanted successfully at the hospital.” The surgery, which was performed in collaboration with the University of Stanford, is the third to be performed in Korle Bu and the first to be supported by the hospital’s partners, according to a statement on the Korle Bu Teaching Hospital’s Facebook page.

The procedure was led by a senior doctor from the University of Stanford in the United Kingdom and a female doctor from Korle Bu, according to the statement.

“The Hospital is grateful to Geoffrey Tabin, a University of Stanford Professor of Ophthalmology and Global Medicine, and the team from Korle Bu Eye Centre, led by Dr. Gladys Fordjour, for continuing to make Korle Bu Teaching Hospital a leader in advanced medical care,” the statement from Korle Bu said.

The cornea is a transparent outer layer of the eyeball that serves as a window to the eye.

A cornea transplant is a surgical operation in which a damaged cornea is removed and replaced with healthy donor tissue.

The procedure at the Korle Bu Eye Centre was also utilized to pass on information and skills to Ghanaian surgeons, who will be able to execute the surgery once the country has a donor system and tissue bank.


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