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What is CORNEA?
Cornea is the clear front surface of the eye. It lies right in front of the iris and pupil, and it allows light to enter the eye. When the cornea is damaged, light rays entering the eye are scattered irregularly, decreasing one’s quality of vision.
Corneal problems can be caused by injury, allergies or disease. There are a number of medical and surgical therapies to maintain or restore corneal clarity — and your clarity of vision.
Understanding Corneal Eye Care
Types Of Corneal Disorders
Infectious keratitis can be bacterial, fungal, viral or parasitic. It leads to severe pain and can cause blindness.
It means scratch in the cornea due to trauma and is very painful and can lead to eye infection which is further described below.
In this disease, cornea becomes thin and bulges outward. This in turn causes astigmatism and drop in vision. The most common type is KERATOCONUS. It is mostly bilateral progressive disorder. In early stages. It is generally symptomatic and needs to be ruled out before any corneal refractive surgery. In later stages keratoconus can lead to corneal scarring & severe drop of vision.
This occurs mostly due to ageing, environmental toxins, some systemic disease etc. It is associated with corneal thinning, vascularization etc and is characterized by loss of transparency of cornea with subsequent loss of functional activity leading to progressive loss of vision. However, the most common type of corneal degeneration is ARCUS SENILIS which is symptomatic & does not cause any vision loss as it is in periphery.
These are group of rare, genetic disease. Characterized by bilateral abnormal deposition of substances leading to recurrent corneal erosion which causes severe pain and decrease in vision.
Any of the condition mentioned above can cause corneal opacity which can be superficial or deep & can cause decrease of vision.
Specialized Cornea Treatment
Why choose Tewari Eye Center For Your Cornea Treatment ?
Get your cornea surgery done at best hospital in Delhi. At Tewari Eye Centre, we deal with a lot of problematic corneal cases on a daily basis. We have expert surgeons who have numerous years of experience in dealing with various diseases related to the cornea and their impact on the overall health of a person’s eye.
After the initial discussion with the patient, our doctors evaluate the complexity of the case and suggest a solution as per the situation and the budget of a patient. If there seems to be a need, the patients can go with the option of a cornea surgery to maintain the overall health of the eye as well as to make sure that the infection does not extend to the other parts of the face and body.
Post Operative Care
The patient is usually hospitalized for one day but requires rest for the next one month although returning to light work is not a problem. However frequent follow-ups are required over the following six months to one year. Meticulous post op care of the operated eye is required. Patient should maintain good hygiene, avoid rigorous physical activity and must not rub the operated eye. The occurrence of pain, redness, watering, light-sensitivity and diminished vision, any time (even months or years) after corneal transplantation surgery, requires immediate attention of your ophthalmologist.
Cost of Corneal Treatment
Any procedure that you elect can occur only after a careful evaluation of your eye. The exact price is determined after a thorough examination of both the eyes and understanding your health history.
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, it can be treated – by laser surgery in which is used to treat scarring with UV light and secondly CORNEAL TRANSPLANT SURGERY where the damaged portion of cornea is replaced by donated cornea.
Minor corneal abrasions heals quickly, more serious wounds take longer to heal and can cause irritation, pain tearing or redness.
Yes , it can recover from minor injuries on its own. If it is scratched, healthy cells slide over quickly and patch the injury.
Consider a few points to prevent corneal blindness:
- First and foremost, use clean water
- Treat Malnutrition e.g. Vitamin A deficiency
- Keep your surroundings clean
- Avoid traditional medicine & home remedies for eye problems
- Prevent eye trauma & injury
What makes cornea unique from other tissues of the body?
There are a few interesting facts about cornea that makes it unique from other tissues, such as:
- It contributes almost 60% to our vision
- It has stem cells which help in self-healing
- It is avascular & densely innervated with nerves
Are follow-ups required for corneal abrasion?
Yes. It is better to visit your eye specialist so that you can be assured that your eyes are working perfectly fine. You can get back to your routine life, but make sure to revisit the doctor if you feel any discomfort.
How can a corneal abrasion or corneal scarring be prevented?
The following precautions can prevent corneal abrasion:
- Blink frequently
- Wash face with clean water
- In the case of a corneal foreign body, seek an expert’s opinion.