Cornea & Corneal Diseases

Eye is composed of very sensitive and fragile tissues and every part of an eye serves its own function to maintain its normal vision. The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris, pupil, and anterior chamber. The cornea, with the anterior chamber and lens, refracts light, with the cornea accounting for approximately two-thirds of the eye's total optical power. But factors such as corneal ulceration, Epithelial keratitis & drug-induced epithelial keratitis, corneal regeneration, recurrent corneal erosion and miscellaneous corneal disorders can affect the cornea and ultimately lead to the external eye disease that could end up with permanent blindness. Hence investigation of corneal disease is carry out to mitigate the disease and methods like Contact lenses & vision correction is also use to cure the vision related problems and surgical procedure like corneal transplantation is used to transplant the cornea.

Research suggests the density of pain receptors in the cornea is 300-600 times greater than skin and 20-40 times greater than dental pulp, making any injury to the structure excruciatingly painful. Inflammation, infections, trauma, ulcer and degeneration of the cornea are the factors which affect the cornea and vision.

  • Investigation of corneal disease
  • Corneal ulceration
  • Epithelial keratitis & drug-induced epithelial keratitis
  • Corneal degeneration
  • Recurrent corneal erosion
  • Contact lenses & vision correction
  • Corneal transplantation
  • Miscellaneous corneal disorders
  • Corneal neovascularization

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