The cornea is the front transparent part of the eye which is responsible for two thirds of the focusing power of the eye. It is a complex yet beautiful creation with 6 layers made of different types of cells and collagen fibers arranged in a specific way to make it transparent.
Common diseases of the cornea
Since it has to focus light on the cornea, any distortions on its surface like seen in keratoconus or scars in the cornea will lead to blurry vision.
It is also exposed to dust, pollution and can get infected if germs get past the protective epithelium leading to corneal ulcers.
Defects in the back layer of the cornea or endothelium cells can cause swelling in the central part and lead to corneal decompensation. This can be degenerative like in Fuchs dystrophy or following eye surgery. It requires corneal transplantation.
Commonly treated conditions
Common treatment modalities
Our best cornea specialist eye doctors are trained in providing all these services with the most advanced equipment available. Since we are registered with the Organ Transplant Act, we perform all kinds of keratoplasties at Aakash Eyecare.
Image 1: Patient with severe dry eye following Stevens Johnson syndome with whitening of the cornea, rehabilitated with a scleral contact lens.
Image 2: Patient after corneal transplantation following a corneal ulcer. You can see the sutures which were placed a month ago.