Cornea and UVEA


What is cornea?

right eye

the cornea is the transparent front part of the eye . The cornea, accounts to approximately two-thirds of the eye’s total optical power. In humans, the refractive power of the cornea is approximately 43 dioptres. Any injury or infection of the cornea can lead to damage leading to loss of corneal transparency and thereby disrupting the normal vision.


What all conditions occur in cornea?

Diseases affecting the cornea are a major cause of blindness all over the world. This is called Corneal Blindness. A range of infectious and inflammatory eye conditions ultimately affect the transparency of the cornea leading to corneal blindness. The significant conditions seen in this clinic are corneal ulcers, keratitis, corneal dystrophies, opacities, corneal graft rejection etc.


Treatment & management

Medication for dry eye, infections and corneal abrasions are provided, Auto-grafting for Pterygium, Limbal Grafts and Amniotic Membrane Transplant are also done.



Surgeries available

  • Pterygium surgeries
  • Scrapping and Foreign Body removal
  • Amniotic membrane grafting (AMG) and limbal stem cell transplantation (LSCT)

UVEA

The uvea , also called the uveal layer, uveal coat, uveal tract, vascular tunic or vascular layer is the pigmented middle of the three concentric layers that make up an eye. The name is possibly a reference to its reddish-blue or almost black colour, wrinkled appearance and grape-like size and shape when stripped intact from a cadaveric eye. Its use as a technical term in anatomy and ophthalmology is relatively modern.

Uvea