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Hospitals, clinics and medical centers in India performing Cornea and External Diseases.
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Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

A modern surgery center, opened in 2010, specializing in elective surgeries. Medical procedures carriedout at the center include general surgery, urology, pediatrics, orthopedics, oncology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, ophthalmology, pain management.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Apollo Spectra Hospital Kailash Colony

Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Part of the Nova Medical Centers group, the center offers over 700 different procedures, with a specialty in general surgery, gynecology, plastic and cosmetic surgery, orthopedics, radiology, pediatrics, urology, and ophthalmology.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Apollo Spectra Hospital Koramangala

Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

A modern 100 bed hospital opened in 2008, located in Gurgaon, outside of New Delhi.The hospital is a part of the Columbia Asia Group, which has an international patients office able to assist foreign patients with all aspects of medical travel.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Columbia Asia Hospital - Palam Vihar

Artemis Health Institute

The flagship hospital of the Artemis Health Sciences offers caters to local and international patients alike. It is the first 300-bed multi-specialty hospital in India to function with a paperless information management scheme.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Artemis Health Institute

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Sameer Kaushal

Eye Surgeon

Apollo Hospitals Bangalore

Apollo Bangalore is a modern, JCI accredited, multi-specialty hospital, capable of treating the most complex medical cases, including neurosurgy, bone marrow transplants, oncology and cardiac surgery. Apollo provides a full range of services for foreign patients.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Apollo Hospitals Bangalore

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Shalini Shetty

Oculoplastic Surgery

Dr. Bharath Kumar

Ophthalmic Surgery, Pediatric Ophthalmology

Moolchand Medcity

Trust based hospital that treats around 7,000 international patients a year. India's first JCI and comprehensive NABH accredited hospital.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Moolchand Medcity

4 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Satish Mehta

Ophthalmology

Dr. Manoj Rai Mehta

Ophthalmology

Fortis Malar Hospital

One of the largest private hospitals in Chennai, containining five specialty centres: Heart Institute, Institute for Renal Sciences, Specialty Centre for Joints, OBG and Gynecology centre and a Diabetes centre.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Fortis Malar Hospital

3 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Lalitha Ganesh

Ophthalmology

Dr. Manohar Babu

Ophthalmology

Fortis Mohali Hospital

A JCI accredited hospital, and one of the region’s leading multi-speciality hospitals, with a super-speciality in Heart.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Fortis Mohali Hospital

Listed ophthalmologist:

Dr. Col Jaivir Singh

Consultant, Ophthalmology

Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

A conglomeration of hospitals in one campus, including: the Sparsh Hospital for Orthopedics & Trauma, the Mazumdar Shaw Cancer Center, the Narayana Hrudayalaya Heart Hospital, the Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, as well as a full fledged multi specialty hospital.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Narayana Hrudayalaya Health City

10 listed ophthalmologists:

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Dr. Arati Rupauliha

Consultant Ophthalmologist

Dr. Dipangshu Basu Chaudhuri

Consultant Opthalmologist

Apollo Gleneagles Hospital

The Apollo Gleneagles Hospital is a medical institution in Kolkata, India. It is an affiliate of Apollo Hospitals, the largest private hospital group in Asia. It provides medical services to both local and international patients.

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Cornea and External Diseases is available at Apollo Gleneagles Hospital

Listed ophthalmologists:

Dr. Jayanthi Raman

Ophthalmology

Dr. Snehasish Basu

Ophthalmology

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About Cornea and External Diseases

This information is intended for general information only and should not be considered as medical advice on the part of Health-Tourism.com. Any decision on medical treatments, after-care or recovery should be done solely upon proper consultation and advice of a qualified physician.


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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