Cornea

Dr. Abha Wadhawan Mengi, DNB

Consultant Cornea Services
Chandigarh- Mohali

FAQs :- Answers By Our Squint Specialist

Q. What precautions should I take in eye infection?
Ans.

  • Avoid direct contact of eye with cloth, pillow, towel etc
  • Washing the infected persons clothes separately
  • Keeping eyes clean with cotton or disposable tissue
  • Avoiding public places
  • Avoid going to work/school till the discharge subsides

Q. Who are suitable candidates for LASIK?
Ans.

  • Spectacle number should be stable for at least one year
  • Age should be more than 20 yrs
  • Should not be pregnant
  • Should be off contact lenses for at least for 3 days to 3 weeks, depending upon the type of contact lenses) before the laser
  • Your cornea should be of adequate thickness as assessed by your doctor
  • Fit for lasik as assessed in pre lasik Work Up

Q. Who cannot donate Eyes?
Ans.

  • HIV positive
  • Hepatitis B (+ve)
  • Any-body Infection
  • Cancer Spread to Eye
  • Rabies + ve
  • Time since death more than Six hours
  • Infected Eyes
  • Death From unknown cause
  • Prior refractive procedures

Q. Is there such a thing as whole eye transplantation?
Ans.
No. cornea transplantation treats only the blindness that is due to corneal diseases. If there is any retinal / optic nerve problem, corneal transplantation will not help.

Q. For how long do I need to put drops after corneal transplantation?
Ans.
Generally 6 months- one year. The frequency of drops will depend upon the condition of the graft as seen by your ophthalmologist at regular intervals.

Q. Who is a candidate for Crosslinking?
Ans.
Patients that are good candidates for Crosslinking:
• Have been diagnosed with worsening Keratoconus or Ectasia
• Do not have cornea scarring
• Do not have too thin, steep or flat corneas
• Are not pregnant or breastfeeding

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Corneal diseases  are the second most common cause of preventable blindness.
Get yourself checked immediately ,if you have;
  •   Pain and watering in the eye
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Cloudiness of vision
  • Continuously progressing spectacle number
  • High cylindrical spectacle number.     
We at J.P.Eye hospital provide advanced investigations and treatment facilities
  • Optical pachymetry
  • Anterior segment OCT
  • Pentacam
  • Microbiological assessment of infections.
JP. Eye hospital is now an approved center for corneal transplantation
Services provided are
  • Optical Keratoplasty
  • Therapeautic Keratoplasty
  • Lamellar Keratoplasty(DSEK,DALK)
  • Corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus
  • Corneal tattooing
  • Corneal tear repairs
  • Pterygium grafting .
  • Ocular surface tumours.
  • Scleral grafting.