Cornea April 30, 2019

Common Symptoms of Corneal Diseases

The cornea is the outermost clear, transparent integral layer located in the front of the iris and pupil. It is responsible for the involuntary eyelids reflex and helps to focus the light on the retina.  Any change in the cornea layer consistency causes altered vision. With a decrease in transparency of this layer, blurred vision can occur.

Cornea April 29, 2019

What is a Cornea Transplant?

Normally, patients use the words ‘eye transplant’. However, like other organ or tissue transplant surgeries, an actual eye transplant is not possible yet. Even with the help of current modern tools and equipment, eye doctors cannot transplant the entire eye through surgery. It is not possible to remove the whole eye from an individual and transplant it into another patient to improve eye condition or vision.

Cornea April 26, 2019

LASIK Surgery: Types, Procedure and Outcomes

Common vision or eye-related problems include farsightedness, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and presbyopia. To correct such problems, ‘refractive surgery’ is carried out. The surgical eye procedure helps reduce dependence on contact lenses or eyeglasses. Today, several types of effective surgical procedures are available, but LASIK surgery is the most popular one.

Cornea April 25, 2019

Keratoconus Screening and Treatment

Keratoconus (kerato: Cornea; konos: Cone) is a Greek word. It is a multifactorial non-inflammatory, progressive disease with biomechanical, biochemical, genetic, and environmental pathophysiology. Keratoconus is characterized by a steepening and thinning of the central and paracentral cornea causing myopia and irregular astigmatism. This eye disease affects approximately 1/2000 people of all races and both sexes equally. The onset of this disease is during the second decade of life around puberty. Keratoconus is bilateral and asymmetric ectatic eye condition which progresses until life’s fourth decade.

Retina March 29, 2019

Optical Coherence Tomography: Indications and Uses

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) in ophthalmology is an emerging technology and is used to obtain high-resolution cross-sectional images of the nerve layer on the inside of the eye, the retina. It is a non-invasive imaging technology. This technology provides images on the micron scale in real time. The retinal layers can be differentiated, and the thickness of the retina can be measured with optical coherence tomography.

Cataract March 25, 2019

5 Ways to Choose the Best Eye Specialist for Cataract Surgery

Cataract is a very common eye problem and affects millions of people worldwide. If your vision is hampered due to cataract, your eye specialist will ask you to undergo surgery. Although the term ‘cataract surgery’ may sound scary at first, with the help of advanced technology and a qualified and skilled surgeon, it can improve your vision instantly.