Diseases of cornea are one of the leading cause of blindness worldwide.

Approximately there are around 1,20,000 corneal blinds, and there occurs an additional 25000- 30000 corneal blindness cases every year in the country.

Major causes of corneal blindness are:

  • corneal ulcer
  • keratomalacia
  • postoperative bullous keratopathy
  • congenital corneal opacities
  • trauma

To reduce prevalence of curable & preventable causes of corneal blindness

  • Keratoplasty is the procedure which can restore vision
  • Keratoplasty is an operation in which patient's diseased cornea is replaced by healthy donor cornea
  • Do not cornea
  • Trephines
  • Corneal sutures
  • Aseptic preparations
  • Excision of donor corneal button
  • Excision of recipient corneal button
  • Suturing of corneal graft into host bed
  • Aseptic eye care
  • Mydriatics and cycloplegic drugs
  • Antibiotics
  • Steroids

What are the benefits & risks of Keratoplasty?

The outcomes of Keratoplasty depend on several factors and conditions suffered by the patient in the past.

The benefits of Keratoplasty include

  • Visual rehabilitation
  • Eye saving procedure
  • Cosmetic and aesthetic improvement
  • Improves the quality of life
  • Correcting astigmatism

The risks of Keratoplasty include

  • Eye infection
  • Graft failure
  • Suture complications
  • Secondary glaucoma

Consult with our experienced Doctors

JNU is home to some of the most eminent doctors in the world, most of whom are pioneers in their respective arenas and are renowned for developing innovative and revolutionary procedures