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Cornea and External Diseases in Europe

Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in Europe performing Cornea and External Diseases.

Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)

The Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO – Institute of Ocular Microsurgery in English) is a leading international ophthalmology centre. Our hallmark is medical excellence and our objective is to provide the best service to the patient. Borja Corcóstegui, IMO Medical Director

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Instituto de Microcirugía Ocular (IMO Barcelona)

32 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Borja Corcóstegui

Co-founder and medical director of IMO

Dr. Isabel Nieto

complex cataract

Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica

Instituto Oftalmológico Quiron Barcelona offers the latest and most advanced technology in eye health.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Institut Omiq Oftalmologia Medica

18 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Mercè Guarro MD

OMIQ Medical Director

Dr. Laura Sararols MD

Head of the Vitreo-Retinal Unit

Estethica Surgical Medical Center

Estethica Ataşehir is a branch of Ethica healthcare group, one of the biggest healthcare groups in Turkey.Launched in 2010, it has been constructed on 6000 m2 area all dedicated for beauty.

Estethica acts upon the motto "Healthy beauty" and provides services with

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Estethica Surgical Medical Center

Institut Comtal d'Oftalmologia (ICO)

Institut Comtal d’Oftalmología is a medical organisation specialising in visual health care that has been providing medical care in Barcelona for more than 25 years.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Institut Comtal d'Oftalmologia (ICO)

10 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. David Andreu

General Manager

Dr. Manuel Romera

Director of the Oculopastic and Orbital Unit and the Neuro-Ophtalmology Unit / Specialist, Ocular Trauma Unit

Hospital Ruber Internacional

The Ruber International Hospital is designed as a "whole hospital". thus achieving maximum efficiency in the organization and development of the various medical, welfare, educational and research activities.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Hospital Ruber Internacional

Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Chiron Hospital Group, a specialist in high complexity medicine and pioneered the introduction of new technologies in all fields of medicine, offers Ophthalmology Units formed by professionals of great prestige.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Grupo Hospitalario Quirón

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Sant Joan de Déu-Barcelona Children’s Hospital is one of the leading medical centers in Europe for childhood and adolescence medicine and offers a comprehensive and multidisciplinary approach to health care from birth through 21 years of age.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Barcelona Children’s Hospital

Hospitales San Roque

Hospitales San Roque has been consolidated over time in the health sector, with a strong bet for the future with the increase of its facilities and installations and the most advanced technologies designed to give the best health care and welfare to the patient.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Hospitales San Roque

Klinik Hirslanden & Klinik im Park

The Hirslanden Private Hospital Group is committed to excellence and quality. Over the last twenty years it has established an international reputation offering the very best in private healthcare.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Klinik Hirslanden

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Christian Messmer

Ophthalmology Specialist

Dr. Andrea Von Rückmann

Ophthalmology Specialist

Anadolu Medical Center

Anadolu Medical Center is one of the most modern, comprehensive and respected hospitals in Turkey. Anadolu is affiliated with John Hopkins Hospital.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Anadolu

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Naci Sakaoğlu MD

Glaucoma
Cornaea and refractive surgery
Eye Bank management

Dr. Burcu Usta Uslu MD

Medical Interest Areas and Activities
Cataract, Cornea and Anterior Segment
Refractive Surge

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About Cornea and External Diseases

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Cornea and external diseases

Corneal and External diseases involve the cornea, anterior chamber of the eye, eyelids, lens, conjunctiva and iris, which include cataracts; infections, irregularities and corneal allergies; refractive errors (astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness); conjunctivitis (pink eye); tear disorders; dry eye; endophthalmitis; keratoconus; ptergium; Fuch's Dystrophy and many more.


What is the cornea?

The cornea is the outermost, transparent, dome-shaped layer, which covers the pupil and iris in the front of the eye. The corneal tissue has five basic layers: endothelium, stroma, epithelium, Descemet's membrane and Bowman's layer. Though the cornea is clear, it has a highly structured group of proteins and cells. Contrary to most tissues in the body, the cornea has no blood vessels to protect or nourish against infection. Rather, the cornea gets its nutrients from the aqueous humor and tears, which fill the chamber behind it.


The cornea, one of the defensive layers of the eye, serves two purposes:
  • First, together with the tear film, sclera (white section of the eye), eyelid, and the eye socket, the cornea protects the eye from germs, dirt, along with other hazardous matter.
  • Second, as the outermost lens of the eye, it is the point of entry for light into the eye. When light hits the cornea, it refracts or bends the incoming light onto the lens. The lens additionally refocuses the light onto the retina, a light-sensing layer of cells of light-sensing lining the back of the eye.

To see well, the lens and cornea have to focus the light rays accurately on the retina. This refractive procedure resembles the way a camera captures an image. The lens and cornea in the eye function as would the lens of a camera. The retina estimates the film. If the cornea fails to focus the light correctly, then the retina gets a blurry image.


What irregularities and injuries affect the cornea?

Some trauma, which includes blunt trauma, projectile foreign bodies, and lacerations, may result in scarring, which clouds the cornea. Hereditary problems, which include dystrophies and degenerations, might as well cloud the cornea. The commonest hereditary ailment seen in young people is keratoconus, an ailment where the cornea assumes a cone shape. This is popular in kids with Down’s syndrome as well as in people with allergic conjunctivitis. These patients might be able to use glasses or contact lenses for some time; however, might ultimately develop high astigmatism and scarring, which can't be rectified without corneal transplantation.

Sometimes, it might be essential to carry out a corneal transplant following cataract operation, if bullous keratopathy takes place. Bullous keratopathy is a disorder where the endothelial cells on the back of the cornea decline in number after a cataract operation. But this is less popular nowadays due to improved lens designs and new techniques.


How can the cornea be damaged?

The surface of the eye may be seriously damaged by several problems, which include:

  • Thermal and chemical injuries
  • Pathological illnesses like pemphigoid and Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Inflammations and chronic infections
  • New tissue growths like tumors and ptergium (believed to be linked to sun damage)
  • Neurotrophic problems (because of damage to the eye’s sensory nerves)
  • Uncommon hereditary situations like aniridia (congenital lack of the iris)

These problems may lead to extensive damage on the eye surface, resulting in scarring and new blood vessel formation; damage that leads to loss of vision.

Bascom Palmer scientists are assessing the potential of common tears for modulating promoting and modulating the healing of these conditions. A complete understanding of the correct role of tears in the healing process must result in strategies, which would quicken visual recovery and boost the percentage of patients totally pleased after the operation.

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