A damaged cornea can result in discomfort, loss of clear vision and many other infections in the eyes. Cornea not only acts as the protective layer against dust and germs, any injury or infection which damages your cornea can be troublesome. The cornea of your eyes also helps in letting the light enter your eye at right angle, thereby giving you the cleat picture. In case of pain in eye along with blurred vision, redness and extreme sensitivity to light, you must consult your doctor.
Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital is equipped in handling all kinds of eye related problems. In case of damage to the cornea, we offer corneal implants which are taken from donors. We have highly erudite capacity to preserve eyes. At Aakash, you will not have to wait for your turn to see the better and brighter world. Our expert team of doctors is not only adroit in performing the surgeries but is also known for giving apt diagnosis.
What may cause damage to my cornea?
There are various reasons including injuries or infections which may result in a damaged cornea which requires immediate attention. Keratoconus is a common disease which results in change in shape of the cornea resulting in astigmatism or nearsightedness. There are other diseases like:
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Retinopathy of prematurity
- Addison’s disease
- Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis
How can Corneal deformity be treated?
The doctor will, at first, try to treat the condition with therapeutic or medicinal treatment. Contact lenses or eye glasses will also be given to improve the vision. However, in cases of extreme deformity or damage to the eyes, surgical intervention is required.
What is corneal implantation?
A deformed or damaged cornea is usually cannot be restored and is replaced by a new one which is usually taken from an eye donor.
How is corneal implantation procedure conducted?
At Aakash Healthcare Super Speciality Hospital, we have highly advanced technique to conduct the surgery with no risks. We conduct the Corneal Implantation with Lamellar Keratoplasty which is the most advanced procedure.
How will I get an eye donor?
That job will be done by the team of experts at Aakash, we have a full-fledged unit dedicatedly managing eye donors and preserving eyes for surgical purpose. After, conducting required tests, the doctor will find a matching organ to perform the surgery.
What does the procedure involve?
The surgery is conducted in no time and only takes about an hour for a surgeon to implant a healthy cornea. The surgery can be performed under general or local anaesthesia. The doctors uses highly advanced and sophisticated laser technique to administer the procedure where the affected cornea is removed and a healthy cornea is implanted. The graft is firmly placed with the help of nylon stitches.
After the successful corneal implant surgery, a pad or plastic covering will be placed over your eyes until the next 24 hours. You will also have to use eye drops for several months.