Mukhtar Bizrah has travelled around the world to learn the best techniques in cornea transplantation. In his NHS and private practice, Mukhtar Bizrah offers all types of partial and full thickness cornea transplant surgeries. The most common are:

  1. Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK)
  2. Descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty (DSAEK)
  3. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK)
  4. Penetrating keratoplasty (PK)

Conditions commonly treated with cornea transplants:

  1. Fuchs endothelial dystrophy
  2. Pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (cornea swelling due to previous eye surgery)
  3. Keratoconus
  4. Cornea scarring (e.g. due to previous infection)

Frequent asked questions (FAQs):

Vision improvement is the most common reason to perform a cornea transplant. The improvement in vision can be life-transforming, particularly with the latest techniques of cornea transplantation.

Cornea transplantation is performed with anaesthesia, meaning the surgery itself very rarely results in pain. Major advances in cornea transplantation have resulted in significantly less pain after the surgery, and many patients experience very little or no pain.

At the AI Vision Clinic, cornea transplantation can be offered under local anaesthesia, sedation or general anaesthesia.

Many surgeons only perform certain types of cornea transplants under general anaesthesia (GA). Mukhtar Bizrah is a strong advocate for use of local anaesthesia to perform cornea transplant surgery. This is to avoid the risks of GA, particularly in patients with other medical conditions.

The recovery time from a cornea transplant can range from days to months, and is very much dependent on the type of cornea transplant that is needed. This will be explained to you by the surgeon during your clinical consultation.