Keratoconus Treatment & Surgery in Delhi India
“Delhi Eye Centre” takes pride in being one of the most widely recognized eye hospitals in Delhi offering the best services in Keratoconus treatment through continual improvements of our systems, technology, and dedicated professionals. We are committed to offering new hope and solutions to all our patients at an affordable cost.
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a progressive disease in which the patient’s cornea (the topmost transparent layer of our eye) becomes thin and steep (cone-like). Due to this, the light rays entering the eye don’t focus on a single point resulting in blurred and distorted vision. Patients may experience shadowing or doubling of images. If left untreated, keratoconus can become severe, leading to significant vision loss. Generally, it affects both eyes differently and the initial symptoms can be most commonly found in late teens.
Delhi Eye Centre is well-equipped with the latest technology and ultra-modern equipment for the early diagnosis and monitoring of Keratoconus. We have the Pentacam (Oculus) technology to help us detect these cases early and to determine the progression of the disease. We have an extremely talented, skilled, and experienced team of eye surgeons in Delhi offering a wide spectrum of Keratoconus treatments that include:
- Corneal Collagen Cross Linking (CXL)
- Contact Lenses (Custom Soft, Gas Permeable, Rose K, Corneal, Scleral, and Mini-scleral)
- Intacs Implants
- Customized Stromal Lenticule Implantation
- Topography guided Photorefractive Keratectomy (PRK) combined with CXL
- Corneal Transplant: Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Penetrating keratoplasty(PK).
The role of Collagen cross-linking (CXL) is to arrest the progression of the keratoconus. it is a very helpful technology that has a success rate of 90-95% in most cases. We, at Delhi Eye Centre, have the latest equipment to perform accelerated CXL. We have the ability to operate even the thin corneas with various modifications available for optimizing the results. in CXL, also called C3R, we use the interaction of riboflavin dye along with UV light to strengthen the cornea. This procedure improves the strength of the collagen bonds in the corneal stroma, thereby making it more rigid. It is a painless procedure, with no injection, pad, or bandage. However, the patient does experience mild pain, watering, and blurred vision for 2-3 days after the procedure. we place a special therapeutic lens to relive patients of these symptoms and also prescribe eye drops.
Special Contact Lenses alter the shape of Cornea, and smoothen the irregularities to provide clear vision to patients with keratoconus. We carry out trials of these lenses where we assess, the fitting, vision, and comfort of our patients, Patients are also taught how to insert and remove these lenses in our specialized contact lens clinic.
Intacs are ring shaped implants that are inserted in the cornea with the help of a femtosecond laser. These INTAC segments improve the shape of the cornea and hence improve vision as well as the contact lens fitting. The Intacs are customized for each patient depending on the shape and thickness of their cornea as well as their refractive error.
Customized stromal Lenticule Implantation
This is a new technology used for patients where the cornea is too thin to undergo CXL. We increase the corneal thickness by implanting a donor lenticule with the use of femtosecond laser.
Topoguided PRK with CXL
In a selected few cases, where the cornea is not too thin, we can re-shape the cornea and correct some amount of spectacle prescription also with the use of excimer laser. this procedure is usually combined with CXL.
Corneal transplant is the last resort for patients with keratoconus. The latest technique used for corneal transplant is femtosecond laser assisted Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (FEMTO- DALK). This technique replaces only the diseased top most layers of the cornea leaving the endothelium and desecemets membrane (inner most layers) intact. This reduces the chances of rejection as the full cornea is not transplanted. This technique of DALK when combined with femtosecond laser increases the precision and also decreases astigmatism. In very advanced cases, where DALK is not possible, penetrating keratoplasty is performed in which the full cornea is replaced by the donor cornea. The chances of rejection are very low in keratoconus and it is one of the best indications for corneal transplant. Get your eyes checked regularly at Delhi Eye Centre to maintain healthy eyesight and live a life free from all worries.
Keratoconus: Symptoms, Diagnosis & Treatment in Delhi India by Dr. Ikeda Lal
Keratoconus Surgery Cost
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