Cornea & Contact Lens
The cornea clinic is well equipped in the diagnosis and
management of infectious keratitis, dry eyes, ocular surface disorders, corneal
scars, burns, etc.
Various investigative procedures are carried out which include microbiological
workup for corneal infection, schirmer’s test, excisional biopsies.
The department has specular microscope, pachymeter, automated keratometer which
help in detail evaluation.
The cotact lens clinic is manned by trained personnel.
ICL FOR HIGH MYOPIA
The Implantable Contact Lens is a very thin, foldable lens, which is inserted
into the eye through a tiny suture less corneal incision during a 30-minute
local anesthetic procedure. Each ICL is specially designed and custom-made to
fit the patient's own unique anatomy. It lies behind the iris and in front of
the lens, without touching the central lens. The ICL is reversible and can
correct near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism.
INTACS FOR KERATOCONUS
Intacs is the trademark name for micro-thin prescription inserts
which were previously used as a form of refractive surgery
in the treatment of low levels of myopia or nearsightedness, but has recently
received FDA approval for keratoconus.
Intacs are thin plastic, semi-circular rings inserted into the mid layer of the cornea.
When inserted in the keratoconus cornea they flatten the cornea, changing the
shape and location of the cone. The placement of Intacs remodels and reinforces
the cornea, eliminating some or all of the irregularities caused by keratoconus
in order to provide improved vision. This can improve uncorrected vision,
however, depending on the severity of the KC, glasses or contact lenses may
still be needed for functional vision.
, also known as corneal grafting, is a
surgical procedure where a damaged or diseased cornea is replaced by donated
corneal tissue (the graft) in its entirety (penetrating keratoplasty) or in part
(lamellar keratoplasty). The graft has been removed from a recently deceased
individual with no known diseases or other factors that may affect the viability
of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient. The cornea is the
transparent front part of the eye that covers the (anatomy)">iris, pupil and
anterior chamber. The surgical procedure is performed by ophthalmologists,
medical doctors who specialize in eyes, and is often done on an outpatient
C3R (Corneal Collagen Cross linking with Riboflavin) FOR KERATOCONUS
This is a permanent treatment and is the
only way to stop the progression of Keratoconus. It is based on collagen
cross-linking with ultra-violet A (UVA, 365 nm) and Riboflavin (vitamin B2, a
photo sensitizing agent). This changes the intrinsic biomechanical property of
the cornea, increasing its strength by almost 300%. This increase in corneal
strength has shown to arrest the progression of Keratoconus and in some cases,
it can reverse the Keratoconus completely.
LASIK FOR REFRACTIVE ERRORS
LASIK is a surgical procedure that uses a cool (non-
thermal) beam of light to gently reshape the cornea, the surface of the eye to
improve vision. The goal of any Laser correction procedure is to reshape the
cornea so that it does a better job of foccusing images into the retina.
-It is preffered choice for refracive surgeries by all eye
-Procedure is done on an out patient basis.
-Both eyes are treated on the same day.
-No more daily rituals with visual aids.