Press Release (ePRNews.com) - ISTANBUL, TURKEY - Aug 08, 2016 - Azad Garayev, who has been working as a construction worker in his home country Turkmenistan, lost the sight on his right eye in a work-related accident by 99 percent and was lucky to regain his eyesight thanks to a successful corneal transplantation surgery in Istanbul, Turkey. Garayev had to wait for months for a suitable cornea in his own country, so, he decided to come to Turkey for treatment. To find a suitable tissue for Garayev eye banks in the United States have been referred.
Corneal tissue provided from United States.
Chairman of the Board of Pendik Bolge Hospital Prof. Dr. Turgut Goksoy stated that they already began admissions from abroad in accordance with international medical tourism agreements conducted by the Ministry of Health and they currently treat patients coming from Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Azerbaijan, Turkmenistan and Germany….
Within the framework of the international Patient acceptance protocols, Garayev applied to Pendik Bolge Hospital in Istanbul and when good news for the appropriate cornea arrived from the US for the, preparations for the operation has begun immediately. Ophthalmologist Op. Dr. Emin Erisir, who performed the operation, stated; “Our patient didn’t have to wait for the corneal tissue long. According to the Ministry of Health regulations we required corneal tissue from the Eye Bank in US.”
He travelled 4000 km…
“A suitable tissue has been found within one week. In our country, our own patients need to apply to local Eye Bank and get in line for a suitable organ. However, for international patients coming for treatment here, we refer and apply to Eye Banks abroad.”
A successful and critical corneal transplantation surgery has been performed under the leadership of Opt. Dr. Emin Erisir to the Russian national Garayev, who has travelled 4000km from Ashgabat to Istanbul to “See again”. After the operation Garayev flew back to his country in short time and he will be back only for control and medical analysis in Turkey. Source :