In India, there are approximately 6.8 million people who have corneal blindness with vision less than 6/60 in at least one eye, and of these, about 1 million have bilateral corneal blindness. If the present trend continues, it is expected that the number of corneally blind individuals in India will increase to 10.6 million by 2020. They add a substantial burden to the community in general and healthcare resources in particular all over the world. Further, individuals with corneal blindness are usually of a younger age group compared with those suffering from cataract. Hence, in terms of total blind years, the impact of corneal blindness is greater.
The cornea clinic caters to the efficient diagnosis and management of a wide range of diseases: Congential and hereditary cornea disorders Corneal infections Allergic eye diseases Pterygium (both primary and recurrent) Immunologic disorders of cornea Keratoconus and other corneal de enerations Ocular surface disorders :severe dry eye, blepharitis, chemical injuries, SJS s syndrome Ocular surface tumours Refractive errors We perform the entire array of corneal and ocular surface reconstruction surgeries; namely,
We perform the entire array of corneal and ocular surface reconstruction surgeries; namely,
- corneal transplant surgeries (penetrating and lamellar keratoplasties),
- pterygium excision with a conjunctival grafts.
- Amniotic membrane transplant.
- limbal stem cell transplants are also done in patients after severe chemical injuries- (limbal stem cell deficiencies) .
EYE BANK: 24 hour corneal tissue retrieval, assessment and processing under laminar flow and storage. A dedicated team that promotes awarness of eye donation.