Arora Eye Hospital & Retina Centre

Arora Eye Hospital & Retina Centre

Address: 7A, Lajpat Nagar, Jalandhar, Punjab 144003


Arora Eye Hospital & Retina Centre

Corneal Services

corneal Services

Title: Advancing Vision through Specialized Corneal Services

Corneal services encompass a comprehensive range of diagnostic, therapeutic, and surgical interventions focused on addressing various conditions affecting the cornea, the transparent outermost layer of the eye. These specialized services aim to preserve corneal health, restore vision, and alleviate symptoms associated with corneal disorders, ensuring optimal visual outcomes for patients of all ages.

1. Corneal Services

Corneal services encompass a wide spectrum of treatments and procedures dedicated to the diagnosis and management of corneal diseases, injuries, and abnormalities. These services are designed to address a range of conditions affecting the cornea, including but not limited to:

– Corneal infections: Bacterial, viral, fungal, or parasitic infections can cause inflammation, opacity, and scarring of the cornea, leading to vision impairment if left untreated.
– Corneal dystrophies: Inherited disorders characterized by abnormal deposits, irregularities, or degenerative changes in the corneal tissue, such as Fuchs’ dystrophy or keratoconus.
– Corneal injuries: Trauma, burns, or foreign bodies can result in corneal abrasions, lacerations, or perforations, necessitating prompt evaluation and treatment to prevent complications.
– Corneal degenerations: Age-related changes, such as corneal arcus or Salzmann’s nodular degeneration, may affect corneal clarity and visual function over time.
– Corneal ectasias: Progressive thinning and distortion of the cornea, leading to irregular astigmatism and visual distortion, as seen in conditions like keratoconus or pellucid marginal degeneration.

Through a combination of advanced diagnostic techniques, medical therapies, and surgical interventions, corneal services aim to preserve corneal integrity, optimize visual acuity, and enhance the overall quality of life for patients with corneal disorders.

2. What are the Conditions?

Corneal conditions encompass a diverse range of disorders that can affect the structure, transparency, and function of the cornea. Some common corneal conditions include:

– Keratitis: Inflammation of the cornea often caused by infection, injury, or underlying systemic conditions.
– Corneal ulcer: A localized area of tissue loss or erosion on the cornea, typically resulting from infection or trauma.
– Bullous keratopathy: Swelling and blistering of the cornea due to dysfunction of the endothelial cells responsible for maintaining corneal hydration.
– Corneal edema: Accumulation of fluid within the corneal stroma, leading to clouding, reduced visual acuity, and discomfort.
– Corneal scarring: Fibrous tissue deposition and opacity in the cornea, often resulting from injury, infection, or inflammation.

Each corneal condition requires individualized evaluation and treatment tailored to the underlying cause, severity, and impact on visual function. From conservative management approaches, such as medications and therapeutic contact lenses, to surgical interventions, including corneal transplantation and refractive procedures, corneal services offer comprehensive solutions to address a wide range of corneal disorders.

3. How is it Operated?

The surgical management of corneal conditions may involve various procedures aimed at restoring corneal integrity, improving visual function, and alleviating symptoms. Some common surgical interventions in corneal services include:

– Corneal transplantation: Also known as keratoplasty, corneal transplantation involves replacing a diseased or damaged cornea with healthy donor tissue obtained from a human cadaver or synthetic material.
– Lamellar keratoplasty: This technique involves selectively replacing only the diseased or damaged layers of the cornea while preserving the healthy portions, thereby minimizing the risk of rejection and improving visual outcomes.
– Corneal cross-linking: A minimally invasive procedure aimed at strengthening the corneal tissue and halting the progression of corneal ectasias, such as keratoconus, through the application of riboflavin (vitamin B2) and ultraviolet light.
– Phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK): A laser-based procedure used to remove superficial corneal opacities, scars, or irregularities, thereby improving corneal clarity and visual function.

The selection of surgical technique depends on factors such as the underlying corneal condition, patient’s age, visual needs, and overall ocular health.

Arora Eye Hospital: Leaders in Corneal Services

At Arora Eye Hospital, we take pride in offering comprehensive corneal services delivered by a team of highly skilled ophthalmologists and supported by state-of-the-art technology. Our experts specialize in the diagnosis, treatment, and surgical management of corneal disorders, providing personalized care tailored to each patient’s unique needs and circumstances.

With a commitment to excellence, innovation, and patient-centered care, we strive to deliver superior outcomes and optimize visual function for individuals affected by corneal conditions. Whether it’s through advanced diagnostic imaging, medical therapies, or surgical interventions, we offer cutting-edge solutions to address a wide range of corneal disorders effectively.

Trust Arora Eye Hospital for unparalleled expertise, compassionate care, and exceptional results in corneal services. Schedule a consultation today and discover the difference our specialized expertise and advanced technology can make in preserving corneal health and enhancing vision.

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