Cornea Services

Cornea Specialist in Pune at Aakash Eye Clinic & Laser

The cornea is that part of the eye that covers the iris and the pupil. The cornea is akin to a clear window through which light passes to form an image on the retina. Nearly two-thirds of an eye’s focusing power is obtained from the cornea. It shields the major portion of the eye from dust and germs and plays an important part in good vision. Whereas a healthy cornea is transparent in nature, a cornea with disease can be swollen and become opaque due to scarring. This causes blurred vision and glare. Overlooking on corneal problems may lead towards blindness. Consult experienced Cornea Specialist in Pune Dr. Vitthal Satav at Aakash Eye Hospital.

What are the most common corneal disorders?

Symptoms of corneal diseases are sometimes non-specific in nature cause only tired or itching eyes. Otherwise, the corneal disease can also be serious resulting in loss of vision. Given below is a list of the different corneal disorders.

  • Corneal abrasion: It is a medical condition where in the epithelial layer of the corneal surface is lost due to trauma.
  • Corneal dystrophy: A condition in which some parts of the cornea lose their clarity when cloudy material builds up on the surface.
  • Corneal Ulcer: It is an infective or inflammatory response in the cornea with disruption of its epithelial layer along with the corneal stroma.
  • Corneal neovascularization: It is a condition in which there is an excessive growth of blood vessels into the cornea from the limbal vascular plexus because of continued lack of oxygen in the air.
  • Fuch’s dystrophy: It is a corneal condition that causes cloudy vision in the morning.
  • Keratitis: It refers to the inflammation of the cornea.
  • Keratoconus: It is a degenerative condition when the cornea thins out and changes shape.

Whereas some of these conditions are not serious in nature, some of them may require the cornea to be transplanted as they can lead to the corneal blindness in people.

What are the corneal disorder treatment options?

Treatment on corneal disorders is now possible. Whereas some conditions can need help of medications, for others this may not be possible. In such a case, a surgical intervention is the only way out. A very common surgery these days is the corneal transplant otherwise known as keratoplasty. In this surgery, a healthy cornea from a donor replaces the cornea . Usually, the eye is received from a donor after their death. However, there is also an option of inserting artificial corneas in patients for whom many corneal transplants have not worked out.

At Aakash Eye Clinic Pune, in addition to corneal surgeries, we also conduct a number of surgeries for patients to reduce refractive error so that they need not wear glasses. Another surgery that we perform is the insertion of a phakic intraocular lens to correct short-sightedness.

What is the cornea transplant cost in India?

The cost of the corneal transplant surgery may vary according to the disease. The surgery may end up being costlier if the patient needs to stay for more than one day in the clinic. However, when compared with the rest of the world, corneal transplant cost in India is much less. Along with this, a majority of the medical institutions where these operations are conducted have world-class facilities.

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Why choose Aakash Eye Clinic & Laser Center?

Aakash Eye Clinic’s Cornea Department, we have the best corneal treatment eye experts in Pune who are experienced in treating a variety of corneal, external eye related ailments as well as anterior segment disorders. An expert cornea sub specialist leads the corneal section team to deliver medical and surgical care. In addition to this, the department has the support of the best cutting-edge equipment, and all these facilities are available at very competitive costs to the patient. The expert doctors in the department strive to keep abreast of the latest developments in ophthalmology and transfer these benefits to the patients.

Its always good to see a specialist rather than just a general physician. Let it be anything related to cornea. Visit renowned  cornea specialist in Pune in Aakash Eye Clinic and Laser Center.