Various factors can lead to cornea problems. Some of them are hereditary and run-in families, while other problems come along with other general health issues. Even our environment can cause corneal problems from dust, sun exposure, chemical fumes, and other irritants.
Corneal problems can affect your vision and can lead to poor vision. The key to treating these problems is to quickly get an accurate diagnosis and start effective treatment as soon as possible. Some of the common cornea problems include:
The specialists at Dr. Akbar Eye Hospital provide medical and surgical care for various corneal, external eye-related diseases, and anterior segment eye disorders. They are highly skilled in eliminating any infectious agent, preventing and minimizing structural damage to the cornea and the other ocular structures, and offering customized care plans to patients.
A corneal infection known as Trachoma occurs when the cornea is damaged by foreign objects, bacteria, or fungi. Trachoma can lead to painful inflammation and corneal scarring. This infection can also cause blindness in serious cases. The common conditions are:
Corneal ectatic disorders are a group of non-inflammatory and uncommon eye disorders characterized by the thinning of the paracentral, central, or peripheral cornea. These disorders are characterized by a progressive change in the shape of the cornea that results in a decrease in vision. Contact lenses are beneficial and prevent the need for surgery in most cases. However, a small portion of patients reaches the point where they need a cornea transplant. Some of the common diseases for corneal ectasia include:
Corneal injury is a wound to the cornea located at the front of the eye. Injuries may result from severe blunt trauma or any kind of penetrating injury.
The aim is to restore and maintain the integrity of your cornea and avoid further intraocular damage and prevent permanent corneal scarring and astigmatism.
Our Corneal Transplant Procedures
A cornea transplant involves replacing a diseased or scarred cornea with a new one. In corneal transplant surgery, our surgeons remove the central portion of the cloudy cornea and replace it with a clear cornea. The chances of success of this operation have risen dramatically because of technological advances.
Corneal transplantation has restored sight to many, who a generation ago would have been blinded permanently by corneal injury, infection, or inherited corneal diseases or degeneration. Recently modified forms of corneal transplant called Lamellar Keratoplasty are also performed at our hospital. This involves removing only the partial thickness of the cornea that is diseased, leaving the rest of the healthy cornea undisturbed.
Lamellar Keratoplasty is of two types: Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK) and Deep Lamellar Endothelial Keratoplasty (DLEK)
If you or a family member is experiencing any vision-related problems, then schedule an appointment with our team at Dr. Akbar Eye Hospital today. Based on your eye health, we can offer a suitable corneal treatment option to treat your condition.