Corneal Transplant

Corneal Transplantation Services

Narayana Nethralaya is one of the leading eye hospitals in the country and has been at the forefront of providing world class superspeciality eye care for various corneal conditions. Our team of highly trained expert corneal surgeons, state of the art diagnostic equipment and the best in operation theatres make it one of the best places to plan your eye treatment. Most importantly is the ethos which runs through every employee and staff of Narayana Nethralaya which makes us strive towards excellent patient care – our patients are at the centre of everything we do.

Corneal Transplantation Services

We offer all the different kinds of corneal transplantation services for a variety of conditions. As we are a tertiary care centre and a referral centre for patients from around the country, our doctors are trained to handle even the most advanced of cases needing specialized management.

Trauma Care

Narayana Nethralaya is a tertiary care  centre for complex trauma cases which aims at   uninterrupted emergency services  24*7,  catering to all strata of patients while providing best quality medical care.Our hospital  has 24 hour in house doctor and other paramedical staff to provide prompt primary measures for the following injuries

  • Corneal tear secondary to road traffic accidents and other injuries
  • Chemical injuries including alkali and acid secondary to occupational hazards.
  • Firecracker injuries and thermal burns.

Infectious Disease Management

Eye infections need to  be addressed immediately in a systematic and meticulous way  to prevent long standing sequelae in the form of  ocular surface disturbances and   visual complications. We have expertise in providing accurate diagnosis with effective management of corneal ulcers , infectious conjunctivitis and other eye infections. Our Hospital is equipped with state of the art NABH Accredited Microbiology lab which helps in aiding the diagnosis.

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Dry Eye Clinic

Dry eye, an emerging silent pandemic, is a condition associated with limited production or rapid evaporation of tears which requires timely management so as to avoid irreversible surface changes and visual disturbances.  Narayana Nethralaya has been running a specialized dry eye clinic for many years which is equipped with the latest in diagnostic and treatment options. This helps us assess the impact of dry eye on every aspect of the patient’s daily life and customize treatment options to their requirement.

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Case Study

Cornea Case Study 1

A 57 year old farmer came to us with a history to injury to Right eye with a vegetative matter 1 month back, followed by redness, watering and pain in the right eye since then.  He gave a history of consultation at a local hospital 20 days back following which he was started on a few eye drops. There was no improvement in symptoms following the usage of the drops, rather the pain and redness seemed to be worsening.  On evaluation, he was found to have a large centre involving corneal ulcer with infiltrations. His vision was noted to be just appreciating Hand movements. He underwent a Right eye Full thickness Corneal transplantation to remove the infection. Few weeks after surgery, patient is comfortable and asymptomatic, and is able to return back to his normal daily routine after being advised of the precautionary measures to be taken.

Cornea Case Study 2

A 6 year old child came to our Emergency Department with an alleged history of injury to left eye while playing with a wooden stick.  Parents gave a history of pain, bleeding and blurring of vision in left eye since then. Child was evaluated to have a vision of just appreciating Hand movements. On slit lamp examination, he was found to have a full thickness corneal cut. He was taken up for emergency cornea tear repair under General anesthesia. His vision recovered to 6/12 on follow up. Today, child is comfortable and on routine follow up. He is now back to school and is able to resume his daily activities.

Cornea Case Study 3

A 8 year old child came to our OPD with a history of accidental spill of Lime particles (Chuna) in Both eyes while playing with a packet of lime kept at home. Parents give a history of trying to wash the particles with tap water and immediately bringing the child to the hospital. Immediately the child was taken up for Eye wash to adequately remove all lime particles stuck to the surface of the eye. Severity of the injury was found to be more in the right eye than the left eye. He was started on intensive eye drops and other medications and was advised very close follow up. Consequently left eye improved with medications. Owing to the severity of injury to the right eye, the child had to undergo an Amniotic Membrane graft in the Right eye under General anesthesia. Hence we were able to save both the eyes and the child could return back to schooling and other daily activities.

Cornea Case Study 4

A 60 year old female came to our OPD with the complaints of abnormal growth over the cornea of the left eye. She also gave history of watering and irritation in left eye especially on dust and sunlight exposure.  On evaluation, she was found to have a left eye Pterygium for which she underwent Left eye Pterygium excision with Conjunctival auto-graft with Fibrin glue. Post operative recovery was good. Presently patient is asymptomatic and is satisfied with the cosmetic improvement following the excision.

Frequently Asked Questions

The central portion of the eye in the front is a clear glass like structure (appears black/brown due to underlying tissues) is known as the cornea. Any white appearance/spot on the cornea is abnormal and can result in blindness. It could be due to an infection (ulcer), traumatic scar, age-related degeneration, dystrophy (genetically acquired) or swelling (edema). Treatment prescribed by your ophthalmologist may be medical or surgical, based on the etiology.

The central portion of the eye in the front is a clear glass like structure (appears black/brown due to underlying tissues) is known as the cornea. Any white appearance/spot on the cornea is abnormal and can result in blindness. It could be due to an infection (ulcer), traumatic scar, age-related degeneration, dystrophy (genetically acquired) or swelling (edema). Treatment prescribed by your ophthalmologist may be medical or surgical, based on the etiology.

The central portion of the eye in the front is a clear glass like structure (appears black/brown due to underlying tissues) is known as the cornea. Any white appearance/spot on the cornea is abnormal and can result in blindness. It could be due to an infection (ulcer), traumatic scar, age-related degeneration, dystrophy (genetically acquired) or swelling (edema). Treatment prescribed by your ophthalmologist may be medical or surgical, based on the etiology.

The central portion of the eye in the front is a clear glass like structure (appears black/brown due to underlying tissues) is known as the cornea. Any white appearance/spot on the cornea is abnormal and can result in blindness. It could be due to an infection (ulcer), traumatic scar, age-related degeneration, dystrophy (genetically acquired) or swelling (edema). Treatment prescribed by your ophthalmologist may be medical or surgical, based on the etiology.

The central portion of the eye in the front is a clear glass like structure (appears black/brown due to underlying tissues) is known as the cornea. Any white appearance/spot on the cornea is abnormal and can result in blindness. It could be due to an infection (ulcer), traumatic scar, age-related degeneration, dystrophy (genetically acquired) or swelling (edema). Treatment prescribed by your ophthalmologist may be medical or surgical, based on the etiology.

The central portion of the eye in the front is a clear glass like structure (appears black/brown due to underlying tissues) is known as the cornea. Any white appearance/spot on the cornea is abnormal and can result in blindness. It could be due to an infection (ulcer), traumatic scar, age-related degeneration, dystrophy (genetically acquired) or swelling (edema). Treatment prescribed by your ophthalmologist may be medical or surgical, based on the etiology.