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The cornea is the transparent, front window of the eye. it helps focus light into the eye so that you can see. the cornea is made of layers of cells. these layers work together to protect your eye and provide clear vision.
At Kashyap Memorial Eye Hospital diseases of the Cornea are treated like:
Keratoconus is when the cornea thins out and bulges like a cone. Changing the shape of the cornea brings light rays out of focus. As a result, your vision is blurry and distorted, making daily tasks like reading or driving difficult.
Left: normal cornea; right: cornea with keratoconus
In some cases, it appears to be genetic (passed down in families). Keratoconus is also associated with:
No preventive strategy has been proven effective to date.
Some feel that eye rubbing or pressure can cause and/or lead to the progression of keratoconus. Patients should not rub their eyes.
In some patients, avoidance of allergens and treatment of ocular surface disease may help decrease eye irritation and therefore decrease eye rubbing.
Keratoconus often starts when people are in their late teens to early 20s. The vision symptoms slowly get worse over a period of about 10 to 20 years.
Keratoconus often affects both eyes, and can lead to very different vision between the two eyes. Symptoms can differ in each eye, and they can change over time.
In the early stage, Keratoconus symptoms can include:
In later stages, keratoconus symptoms often include:
Diagnosis can be made by slit-lamp examination and certain investigations.
Keratoconus treatment depends on the symptoms and stage of disease.
These are two small curved devices that are surgically put in the cornea. Intacs help flatten the curvature of the cornea to improve vision.
When keratoconus has advanced to a stage where the abovementioned treatments cannot work, a cornea transplant may be required in which the part of diseased bulging cornea is replaced with a healthy donor corneal tissue.
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Chemical (alkali and acid) injury of the conjunctiva and cornea is a true ocular emergency and requires immediate intervention.
Chemical injuries to the eye can produce extensive damage to the ocular surface and anterior segment leading to visual impairment and disfigurement.
Early recognition and treatment ensure the best possible outcome for this potentially blinding condition.
It is fleshy growth over the cornea which can occur from either side but is most commonly from the side of the nose.
Due to exposure to sunlight UV Rays, dry and dusty environment.