We are the combination of four hospitals: the General Hospital, the Children’s Hospital, the Women’s Hospital and the Traumatology, Rehabilitation and Burns Hospital. We are part of the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus: a world-leading health park where healthcare plays a crucial role.
Below we will list the departments and units that form part of Vall d’Hebron Hospital and the main diseases that we treat. We will also make recommendations based on advice backed up by scientific evidence that has been shown to be effective in guaranteeing well-being and quality of life.
We will guide you from your first visit to the centre, allowing you to find all the departments and make the most of our facilities. Whatever the reason for your visit, we will explain how to get about the hospital.
There are multiple reasons why a cornea might be damaged. When this happens, a cornea transplant is performed which involves changing that part of the affected eye for another healthy one from a donor.
The main pathologies that can lead to a cornea transplant are: keratocon, scars and ulcers, corneal dystrophies (especially Fuchs’ dystrophy) and decompensation from previous surgeries and treatments.
The main symptoms that are detected when a cornea is damaged are:
Clinical diagnosis is essential, but there are also different tests to see if a corneal transplant should be carried out, and in particular, what kind is required. The tests are:
The type of transplant varies depending on the affected part of the cornea.
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