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Corneal procedures

Corneal procedures

The cornea is the outer, most protective layer of the eye. Along with the sclera (white area of ​​the eye), the cornea serves as a barrier against dirt, germs, and other particles that can damage the delicate components of the eye. The cornea is also capable of filtering certain amounts of ultraviolet rays from the sun.

Keratitis

This is an inflammation of the cornea that sometimes occurs with infections after bacteria or fungi enter the cornea. Treatment usually includes antibiotic or anti fungal eye drops.

Herpes ocular (herpes of the eye)

There is no cure for eye herpes, but it can usually be controlled with the use of antiviral drugs.

Keratoconus

In the beginning, the condition is correctable with glasses / glasses or soft contact lenses. But, as the disease progresses, you may need to use rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses.

A corneal transplant may also be necessary. During this procedure, the damaged cornea is replaced by a cornea from a donor. This operation is successful in about 9 out of 10 people with advanced keratoconus. Even after the transplant, you are more likely to need eyeglasses / glasses or contact lenses to see clearly.

Fuchs endothelial dystrophy or Guttata cornea

The treatment is surgical, by performing an endothelial cell transplant.

Corneal conditions:

The cornea is a highly differentiated tissue to allow refraction and transmission of light …

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