Dr. Abha Wadhawan Mengi, DNB
Consultant Cornea Services
FAQs :- Answers By Our Squint Specialist
Q. What precautions should I take in eye infection?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
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?
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?
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
Send A Query Or Call Us:-9914874442
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
- 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.