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CORNEA SURGERY

The external layer of the eye is called Cornea. It is one of the fundamental components of the human eye. As it allows the light to enter into the eye for one to have a clear vision. A cornea is usually 11mm in height and 12mm in length. The cornea further provides about 70 % of the focusing power of the eye. That is the principal reason why it is necessary to take care of the corneas.
Myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism are Refractive problems. They are produced due to a change in the shape of the cornea.

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WHAT IS THE CORNEA?

The outer part of the eye is called Cornea. It is one of the fundamental components of the human eye. As it allows the light to enter into the eye for one to have a clear vision. A cornea is usually 11mm in height and 12mm in length. The cornea further provides about 70 % of the focusing power of the eye. That is the principal reason why it is necessary to take care of the corneas. Myopia, hyperopia, and astigmatism are Refractive problems. They are produced due to a change in the shape of the cornea. A Cornea Surgery is recommended when the Cornea of the eye turns opaque.
Eye Mantra Eye Centre is one among the few eye hospitals in the country that gives super-specialty eye services in every field of ophthalmology like Specs-Removal, Cataract, Glaucoma, Cornea, Retina, Squint, Neuro-Ophthalmology
, Oculoplasty etc.

We, at ​Eye Mantra Eye Centre, recognize the importance of the sense of vision for a fulfilled life and are dedicated to offering high-quality care for your eyesight. Our team of over 40 highly-trained ophthalmic surgeons has won appreciation from our patients and laurels from the industry for their unparalleled commitment towards eye-care.

STRUCTURE OF THE CORNEA

There are five components of the cornea which have different functions:

Epithelium

It Maintains the Eye-Healthy is the outer layer of the cornea. This means that whatever object that has to come in contact with the eye first has to touch the epithelium. It is formed up of renewal cells that habitually shed and keep reforming from time to time.

Bowman’s Layer

It Guards the Eye It is also known as an anterior limiting membrane. it is formed up by fibers which are known as collagen. It is a strong layer that is among the epithelium and the corneal stroma and is made to preserve and protect the stroma.
Stroma
It Gives a sharpness for Clarity It is the central layer of the cornea and provides towards around 90% of the all over the thickness of the cornea.

Stroma

Gives a sharpness for Clarity It is the central layer of the cornea and provides towards around 90% of the all over the thickness of the cornea. It includes essentially collagen fibrils and water along with interlinked keratocytes which are used for the repair and support of the cornea. There are 200 – 300 layers of collagen fibrils that are provided in a parallel manner, and this is the principal reason that allows the cornea to be completely transparent.

Descemet’s Membrane

It Guard from Infection It is the 4th layer of the cornea which is very thin and still very effective as it assists guard upon all infections or injuries. It is also named as a posterior limiting membrane
Endothelium
It Manages the Fluids is the last layer of the cornea which is in the inner part. It is built up of mitochondria-rich cells. Washed by aqueous humor, the endothelium’s main purpose is to hold a precise balance among the fluids flowing in and out of the cornea at every time. It is the layer that appears directly in touch with the iris and pupil of the eye.

WHEN DO YOU NEED A CORNEA SURGERY?

A healthy, clear cornea is important for good vision. If your cornea is damaged due to eye disease or eye injury, it can become swollen, scarred, or misshapen and distort your vision.

A corneal surgery might be required in cases of conditions such as trichiasis, where eyelashes turn inward and rub against the surface of the eye, causing scarring and vision loss.

A cornea surgery may be required if eyeglasses or contact lenses cannot improve your functional vision, or if painful swelling can’t be relieved by medications or special contact lenses.

Few problems may affect your cornea and put you at a higher risk of corneal failure. These include:

  • Scarring from infections, such as eye herpes or fungal keratitis.
  • Scarring from trichiasis, when eyelashes grow inwardly, toward the eye, and rub against the cornea.
  • Hereditary conditions such as Fuchs’ dystrophy.
  • Eye diseases such as advanced keratoconus.
  • Flatting of the cornea and irregular corneal shape
  • Rare complications from LASIK surgery.
  • Burns of the cornea or damage from an eye injury.
  • Excessive swelling (edema) of the cornea.
  • Graft rejection following a previous corneal transplant.
  • Corneal failure due to cataract surgery complications.

CAUSES OF CORNEAL CONDITIONS

Corneal disease can be a result of many factors:

  • Infection from wearing contact lenses
  • Trauma or injury
  • Inflammation or distortion of the cornea from eye diseases.
  • Corneal inflammation after an eye surgery procedure
  • Corneal scarring
  • Corneal Transplant Procedures
  • Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)

HOW YOU PREPARE

Before cornea transplant surgery, you will undergo:
A thorough eye exam. Your eye doctor looks for conditions that may lead to complications post-surgery.
Measurements of your eye. Your eye doctor decides what size donor cornea you require.
A review of all medications and supplements you’re taking. You might need to stop taking certain medications or supplements pre or post your cornea transplant.
Treatment for other eye problems. Unrelated eye problems, such as infection or swelling, may decrease your chances of a successful cornea transplant. Your eye doctor will work on those conditions before your surgery.

CORNEA SURGERY PROCEDURES

Dr.Rajat Jain is an experienced Ophthalmologist at Eye Mantra. He is a qualified MBBS, MS-Ophthalmology (GOLD MEDALIST), FICO (UK), Fellowship in Cornea & Anterior Segment. He also has experience in performing more than 400 successful cornea transplants which also includes transplants in newborns. He is among the very few eye surgeons in the country trained in performing lamellar keratoplasties. He has a special interest in the treatment of pediatric corneal diseases and ocular surface injuries including chemical and thermal injuries to the eye.

Pterygium treatment

Pterygium is a thickening of the outer eye tissue that gradually grows over the cornea, obstructing your sight. The cause is believed to be from the sun’s ultraviolet rays or exposure to a dry and dusty environment. People in tropical climates and those who are exposed to the sun for extended periods may be at higher risk for developing pterygium. Signs of this growth of tissue include a lot of tearing, eye discoloration, redness, irritation, increased astigmatism, reduced vision, and distorted vision. It may also cause scarring of the eye.

SK (Superficial Keratectomy)

SK is a procedure that is used to treat superficial ocular surface problems, such as recurrent corneal erosions and anterior basement membrane dystrophy (ABMD). Many ocular plain problems that cause damage to the most superficial layer of the cornea can be painful, and unfortunately, are often recurrent.

Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK)

If other, less invasive treatment options do not work, Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK), may be performed as a last resort. It replaces the center of your natural, damaged cornea with a healthy tissue graft from a human donor. The surgical method is designed to restore vision loss you had experienced as a result of disease or injury.
Descemet’s Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK)
Low invasive than PK, and often with shorter recovery time, is a procedure known as DSEK or DMEK. In the procedure, the eye surgeon will replace only the fine endothelial layer of the cornea with an organ donor’s cornea. There is a lower chance of tissue rejection with these procedures because most of the natural cornea is left intact

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT

During the procedure

On the day of your surgery, you’ll be given a sedative to help you relax and a local anesthetic to numb your eye. You will not be asleep during the surgery but you should not feel any pain.
During the most frequent type of cornea transplant surgery (penetrating keratoplasty), a cut is made through the entire thickness of the cornea to remove a small disk of corneal tissue. An instrument called a trephine is used to make this small circular cut.
The donor cornea is then placed in the opening. Your surgeon then uses a thin thread to stitch the new cornea into place.

After the procedure

Post your cornea transplant, you can expect to:
Receive several medications. Eyedrops and, sometimes, oral medications immediately after cornea transplant and during recovery will help control infection, swelling, and pain.
Wear an eye patch. An eye patch might protect your eye as it heals post-surgery
Protect your eye from injury. Plan to take it easy post your cornea transplant, and slowly work your way up to your normal activities, including exercise. For the rest of your life, you’ll need to take extra precautions to avoid harming your eye.
Return for frequent follow-up exams. Go for regular eye exams in which your doctor looks for complications in the first year after surgery.

CORNEA SURGERY IN DELHI

At Eye Mantra Eye Centre, we deal with a lot of problematic corneal cases daily.
We have skillful and specialist surgeons who have various years of experience in dealing with several diseases linked to the cornea. They now know all of the precautions and how to deal with eye problems and treat them in a simple, easy, and hygienic manner. Their influence is all over the health of a person’s eye.
Following the initial discussion with the patient, our doctors decide the complexity of the case and recommend a solution as per the state and the budget of a patient.
If there seems to be a requirement, the patients may get operated with the choice of cornea surgery. To preserve the overall health of the eye as well as to make sure that the infection does not enlarge to the additional parts of the face and body.
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Cost

  • The cost of “Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Riboflavin (C3R)” is Rs.40,000.

We also provide charitable services for the “underprivileged sections of society”. Because we believe in making the world a more happier place to live in.
So an individual who is in need of eye treatment, but is unable to afford the treatment expenses, can come to our hospital and his entire treatment will be done “free of cost or at a very nominal price”.

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. How lengthy will the cornea surgery procedure take?
2.What is the actual percentage of the success of cornea surgery?
3. Is the procedure of cornea surgery painful?
4. Which are the specific conditions can affect the clarity of one’s cornea?
5. What is the cost for cornea surgery?
6. Can damaged cornea be treated?
7. The Cornea Transplants do last forever?