Ministry of National Defence
Information and Public Relations Directorate
No.74 - 12 March 2013
Cornea transplant made at "Dr. Carol Davila" Central Military Emergency Hospital
Two cornea transplant surgeries using tissues coming from a patient in brain death were performed at the Ophthalmology Clinic of "Dr. Carol Davila" Central Military Emergency Hospital, on Tuesday, March 12.
The two surgeries were possible due to the National Agency for Transplant, the grafts being drawn at Oradea Emergency County Hospital.
The Ophthalmology Clinic of "Dr. Carol Davila" Central Military Emergency Hospital, the first medical unit accredited by the National Agency for Transplant, has its own specialized personnel, support and equipment required to run such medical programs.
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"Dr. Carol Davila" Central Military Emergency Hospital hosted the first Cornea Transplant Center from Southeastern Europe in 1968, coordinated by Major General Doctor Mircea Olteanu.
While only four cornea transplant surgeries a year were performed during 2002-2003 timeframe, after enforcing the legislation that regulated the organ transplants in Romania, the number of this type of surgeries reached 30 to 40 a year.
The Public Relations Office of the Central Military Emergency Hospital