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    Layered corneal transplant starts at KazNMU University Clinic

    The Ophthalmological Clinic of the Center for Primary Health Care and Diagnostics of the Sanzhar Asfendiyarov Kazakh National Medical University continues to successfully perform corneal transplant operations, the university’s press service reported.

    The series of operations started in May last year. With the help of the Kazakhstan Khalkyna Public Foundation, the Ministry of Health and foreign partner companies, corneal transplants were revived in the country. Corneal transplantation or keratoplasty is the only way to restore vision for patients with serious pathologies: keratoconus, corneal ulcer, chemical and traumatic injuries and other pathologies.

    At the same time, it is usually impossible to delay the transfer. With the support of the Kazakhstan Khalkyna Public Foundation, 304 corneal transplants were planned, the total cost of the program is 373 350 280 tenge. In less than a year, 116 operations have already been performed at the KazNMU University Clinic.