The Cornea Service at Sharda Eye Hospital is equipped with the most advanced technology for the treatment of corneal disorders. The doctors in the department are extremely well versed in the subject and educate the patients about improving their eye health and the reason behind their impairments. The technology used for the procedures is such that it reduces the risk of any damage to the vision. We also have our own special Service for designing corrective lenses suitable to the patient’s needs. Additionally, we have a separate Dry Eye Service dedicated for dealing with the problems of dry eye.
Dry eye syndrome is caused by a chronic lack of sufficient lubrication and moisture on the surface of the eye. Its consequences range from subtle but constant irritation to inflammation of the anterior (front) tissues of the eye. Dry eyes also are described by the medical term, keratitis sicca, which generally means decreased quality or quantity of tears. Kerato conjunctivitis sicca refers to eye dryness affecting both the cornea and the Conjuctiva.
Tiny fibers of protein in the eye called collagen help hold the cornea in place and keep it from bulging. When these fibers become weak, they cannot hold the shape and the cornea becomes progressively more cone shaped.
A corneal transplant involves replacing a diseased or scarred cornea with a new one. When the cornea becomes cloudy, light cannot penetrate the eye to reach the light-sensitive retina. Poor vision or blindness may result.