World leading corneal expert returns to FV Hospital

On June 16-17, 2016, Professor Donald Tan from Singapore, Former President of the World Corneal Society who has been recognised as one of the top 20 leading ophthalmological surgeons in the world, will directly provide consultations and treatments to patients at the Ophthalmology Department, FV Hospital.

Professor Donald Tan (left) performs a corneal transplantation at FV Hospital on May 21, 2016.

This is a great opportunity for patients affected by congenital, injury or infection-related corneal diseases to consult with a world renowned corneal specialist.

To schedule an appointment, please call (08) 54 11 34 36 or (08) 54 11 33 33, Ext. 2000 or click here to make an appointment online.

FV Hospital is the first private hospital in Vietnam to collaborate with Professor Donald Tan to provide cornea transplant service using the world’s latest forms of transplant. For the partnership programme, Professor Donald Tan performed the first two cases at FV Hospital on May 21, 2016. The two patients’ transplanted corneas are in good conditions and their vision is recovering.

Dr Donald Tan

Former President of the World Corneal Society, Head of Eye & Cornea Surgeons (ECS) Division of the Eye & Retinal Surgeons (ERS).

In addition to his role as President of the World Corneal Society, Prof. Tan also formed the Asia Cornea Society (ACS), and the Association of Eye Banks of Asia (AEBA), dedicated to developing new treatment methods to mitigate corneal blindness.

Professor Donald Tan ranks among the leading international doctors in the field of advanced corneal transplantation and refractive surgeries, such as:

  • Penetrating keratoplasty (a preeminent procedure that has yielded outstanding results for more than half a century and involves a full thickness transplant procedure to replace the host cornea with a donor cornea)
  • Lamellar keratoplasty, an advanced lamellar transplantation procedure for treatment of Keratoconus or cone-shaped cornea conditions present at birth or due to superficial scarring of the anterior cornea.
    This procedure selectively replaces only the damaged or diseased layers with healthy donor corneal layers and enables healthy corneal layers to remain intact, helping patients to recover more quickly and minimises the risk of graft rejection
  • Ocular surface stem cell transplantation
  • Osteo-odonto keratoprosthesis (OOKP “tooth-in-eye” surgery) for severe corneal injuries;
  • Ocular surface reconstruction
  • Artificial cornea (keratoprosthesis) surgery
  • Endothelial keratoplasty

With 20 years of experience dedicated to medical and surgical treatment, transplantation, research and training in his field, Professor Tan has recognised as one of the top 20 leading ophthalmological surgeons in the world, and ranks third on the list of 100 of the world’s most influential contributors to ophthalmology today by The Ophthalmologist Power List (UK).

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