Cornea, Cataract, & Refractive Surgery
“Care for your eyes, you can see your future brightness with them”
What is Cornea?
Cornea is the outer layer and the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber of the eye which helps focus and transmit light through the lens onto the retina.
With the cornea accounting for approximately two-thirds of the eye’s total optical power. In humans, the refractive power of the cornea is approximately 43 dioptres.
What are the symptoms of Corneal infections?
- Foggy, Cloudy,Filmy or blurry vision.
- Watering or pus-like discharge.
- Eye Pain.
- Visible white or yellow spot in the eye.
Refractive problems like myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism are caused due to a change in the shape of the cornea.
Problems Associated with Cornea & CataractVarious issues can affect the health of a cornea. Some of them are listed here:
Keratoconus – Keratoconus is a disease where the cornea becomes thinner than normal and subsequently starts bulging forwards. This causes blurring of visual images and is a known progressive condition.
Keratoplasty – Corneal grafting, medically termed Keratoplasty, is an operation where a diseased cornea is replaced by a clear cornea donated by another person after death.
Corneal Ulcer – Fungal corneal infections frequently occur because of trauma with a Vegetable/Organic Matter. Viral corneal infections often occur spontaneously or in immunocompromised patients.
Corneal dystrophies – These are hereditary disorders of the cornea which cause excessive production of materials that get deposited in the cornea. If excessive, they can cause visual impairment requiring corneal grafting/ laser treatment )PTK( for vision improvement.
Corneal Degenerations – conditions like band keratopathy, spheroidal degenerations, lipid keratopathy, etc, can cause a decrease in vision and require corneal grafting.
Solutions / Treatment for Corneal Diseases.
At M.M.Joshi Eye Institute, we deal with a lot of problematic corneal cases on a daily basis. Full range of Corneal surgeries like penetrating Keratoplasty, Deep Anterior lamellar Keratoplasty, Descemet stripping lamellar Keratoplasty and patch graft along with Anterior segment Surface Reconstruction surgeries are carried out.
The S.G.M. Eye Bank housed in the same premises is very active in cornea collection and provides good quality corneal tissue for Transplantation purposes. A fully equipped cornea clinic treats patients with all types of corneal problems. Laboratory services provide the microbiology backup required for the workup of Infective Keratitis.
All types of contact lenses are fitted to treat Refractive errors and to provide spectacle free clear vision. Soft contact lenses, Rigid gas permeable (RGP) Contact Lenses and Special Contact Lenses for Keratoconus are also fitted.
Best Cornea and Refractive Surgeons & Specialists
At MMJoshi Eye Institute, we have some of the best Cornea and Refractive surgeons in Karnataka who are highly experienced and take complete care of you and your loved ones.