What is Cornea?

The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye, which appears black in colour.Any disease (like injury or infection) of the cornea can lead to loss of corneal transparency and consequently decrease/loss of vision.

What are the major diseases that occur in the cornea?

  • Infection – mainly from scratches on the cornea and contact lens
  • Injury – may lead to rupture of the cornea
  • Post-operative (mainly after cataract surgery) loss of corneal transparency
  • Diseases of corneal shape
  • Rheumatological diseases affecting cornea.
  • Contact lens related corneal diseases

What are the main symptoms of corneal diseases?

  • Pain
  • Pain on looking at light
  • Foreign body sensation
  • Redness
  • Whitish lesion on the “black part”(i.e. cornea) of the eye.

What are the corneal diagnostics available in Susrut?

  • Specular microscopy
  • Corneal topography/tomography – Orbscan
  • Anterior segment optical coherence tomography
  • Ultrasound biomicroscopy

What are the corneal treatments available at Susrut?

  • Collagen Cross Linking – for preventing further deterioration in keratoconus
  • Corneal transplantation – surgical procedure done when there is a loss of transparency of the cornea. Can be of further two types
    • Full thickness corneal transplantation (PK)
    • Partial thickness corneal transplantation (DSEK and DALK)
    • Keratoprosthesis
  • Limbal stem cell grafting
  • Amniotic membrane transplantation
  • Pterygium removal
Specular microscopy
Ultrasound biomicroscopy
Specular microscopy
Ultrasound biomicroscopy

Cornea specialists in Susrut

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