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WHAT IS CORNEA ?
TYPES OF CORNEAL DISORDERS
It means scratch in the cornea due to trauma and is very painful and can lead to eye infection which is further described below.
INFECTIOUS KERATITIS (CORNEA ULCER)
Infectious keratitis can be bacterial, fungal, viral or parasitic. It leads to severe pain and can cause blindness.
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 thining, vasularisation 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.
SYMPTOMS OF CORNEAL DISORDERS
- Pain in the eye.
- Sensitivity to light
- Glares in the night and sun light
- Reduced vision or blurry vision.
- Redness or inflammation in the eye.
- Headache, nausea, fatigue – depending on the condition
Corneal blindness is one of the most common causes of blindness throughout the world. Early management in cases of progressive keratoconus helps to stop its progression and provides better refractive stability. Many corneal diseases, if diagnosed and treated on time, can prevent permanent blindness in eyes.
Concentrated antibiotics eye drops can be given in cases of infectious keratitis ( ulcer) . Culture sensivity should be done before starting the eye drops.
C3R (CORNEAL COLLAGEN CROSS-LINKING WITH RIBOFLAVIN)
It is a surgical treatment for progressive corneal ectasia such as Keratoconus & post lasik ectasia. It is done in an attempt to make cornea stronger & helps to stop the progression of keratoconus.
INTRASTROMAL CORNEAL RINGS
It is done for corneal ectasia such as Keratoconus. It is found to be useful in reducing corneal steepening & decreasing irregular astigmatism thus potentially improving the visual acuity.
2. CORNEAL TRANSPLANT
It is also known as keratoplasty where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated tissue. Ophthalmologist will recommend best possible treatment for you depending upon the clinical evaluation. At The Sight Avenue, we provide cost effective cornea transplant surgery in Delhi with high success rate. It is of two types:-
It is of two type:-
(a) DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty):- In this only the front & middle layer of cornea are replaced. eg in advanced Keratoconus.
(b) DSAEK (Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty) In this only the inner layer of cornea is replaced eg in bullous Keratopathy.
3. PENETRATING KERATOPLASTY
In this full thickness cornea is replaced.eg in deep corneal opacity. Corneal transplant cost in Delhi is economical and cost effective at The Sight Avenue.
- Advanced Diagnostic Set up
- Experienced Team
- High Success Rate
- Modern Surgeries
CORNEA TREATMENT IN DELHI
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FAQs for Cornea Treatment in Delhi
Types of cornral conditions are:
a) Keratitis- inflamation redness and swelling of the cornea
b) Dry eyes- happens when eyes don’t make enough tears to stay wet
c) Corneal dystrophies- cause cloudy vision when material builds on the cornea
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.