Monday, 19 November 2012

Corneal Transplant--For a Better Vision

The cornea is the front window of the eye that covers the colored iris and round, dark pupil. Light is focused while passing through the cornea, allowing us to see. The cornea is the clear part at the front of the eye that’s responsible.  A healthy, clear cornea is necessary for good vision. The cornea is the clear part at the front of the eye that’s responsible for transmission of light into the eye. A cornea transplant is a surgical procedure to replace part of your cornea with corneal tissue from a donor, when is affected with cornea problems. 

Various corneal disease, which affect the health of the cornea and cause a reduction in vision can be treated with corneal transplants, including:
·         Scarred cornea
·         swelling of the cornea
·         Cornea infection often caused by wearing contact lenses
·         Complications caused by past eye surgeries or previous corneal transplant

Corneal Disease

If your cornea is injured or affected by disease, it may become swollen or scarred, and its smoothness and clarity may be lost. Cornea transplant is necessary, to remove damaged or unhealthy cornea tissue with a new one. A cornea transplant can restore vision, reduce pain and improve the appearance of a damaged or diseased cornea. A cornea transplant, also called keratoplasty, is typically performed as an outpatient procedure. Most cornea transplant procedures are successful.

In a corneal transplant, the cloudy or warped cornea is replaced with a healthy cornea. If the new cornea heals without problems, there may be tremendous improvement in vision. Most common complication of a corneal transplant is a very high and irregular corneal astigmatism which can significantly limit the vision with and without glasses.

Other complications include:
·        -- post-operative leakage
·        -- rejection of the donor cornea
·         --graft failure and infection. 

Photo: successfully operated Cornea Transplant at Neera Eye Centre..
successfully operated Cornea Transplant at Neera Eye Care Hospital

The cornea transplant is best done at Neera Eye Care Hospital, Delhi where the eye treatments are carried out under the guidance of Dr.Neera, the experienced and renowned eye specialist in India.
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