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Types of Corneal Disease

  1. Corneal Ulcer (Keratitis). A sore on the cornea of the eye.Corneal flash burns. An injury to the cornea caused by bright lights.Corneal injury. A scratch, cut or minor injury on the cornea.
  2. Corneal foreign body is one of the common out – patient emergency which can be normally removed with a slit lamp.
  3. Corneal Dystrophies & Degeneration. Corneal dystrophy is a condition in which one or more parts of the cornea lose their normal clarity due to a buildup of cloudy material.
  4. Keratoconus. This disorder is a progressive thinning of the cornea. It is more prevalent in teenagers and adults in their 20s. Keratoconus arises when the middle of the cornea thins and gradually bulges outward, forming a rounded cone shape. This abnormal curvature changes the cornea’s refractive power, producing moderate to severe distortion (astigmatism) and blurriness (nearsightedness) of vision.

Treatment of Corneal Disorders

Treatment options available at Vasan:

The latest techniques in Corneal Transplantation like Lamellar Keratoplasty (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty and Endothelial Keratoplasty) are performed with good quality tissues. For patients who cannot undergo these procedures penetrating Keratoplasty can be done. Instruments available: Keratometer, Corneal topographer, specular microscope.

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