Corneal Disease & Surgery

أمراض القرنية وجراحتها

What is cornea?

The cornea is the front window to the eye. It allows light into the eye and bends (refracts) the light rays to help the lens focus them upon the retina. To perform properly, the cornea must be crystal clear and be a proper curvature.

What is causes corneal cloudiness?

Eye injuries that leave a dense white scar on the cornea including cataract or other eye surgeries.

A severe corneal infection that leads to corneal scarring.

Abnormal shapes of the cornea, caused by diseases such as keratoconus, may scar the center of the cornea or distort vision so severely that glasses or contact lenses are of little help.

Corneal dystrophies and inherited diseases of the cornea.

Keratoconus

New research suggests the weakening of the corneal tissue that leads to keratoconus may be due to an imbalance of enzymes within the cornea. This imbalance makes the cornea more susceptible to oxidative damage from compounds called free radicals, causing it to weaken and bulge forward.

What are the surgical treatment options of keratoconus?

Corneal Cross-linkage

Corneal collagen cross-linking is a technique which uses UV light and a photosensitizer to strengthen chemical bonds in the cornea. The goal of the treatment is to halt progressive and irregular changes in corneal shape known as ectasia.

Corneal Rings

Wether complete rings like MyoRing or Segments like INTACS SK or Keraring.

Phakic lenses (STAAR VISIAN ICL)

Such lens in selected patients can provide improved vision with spectacle independency.

Corneal Transplant

Usually reserved as a last resort for treatment, preferably a partial thickness corneal graft is performed which in contrary to the full thickness corneal transplant the rejection is almost nonexistent.

Corneal Transplant Options

Penetrating Keratoplasty

A trephine (a circular cutting device), which removes a circular disc of cornea, is used by the surgeon to cut the donor cornea. A second trephine is then used to remove a similar-sized portion of the patient's cornea. The donor tissue is then sewn in place with sutures.

Deep Lamellar Keratoplasty

In this procedure, the anterior layers of the central cornea are removed and replaced with donor tissue. Endothelial cells and the Descemets membrane are left in place. This technique is used in cases of anterior corneal opacifications, scars, and ectatic diseases such as keratoconus.

DSAEK

In this type of endothelial keratoplasty a replacement of the patient's endothelium with a transplanted disc of posterior stroma/Descemets/endothelium is carried out.

DMEK

In this type of endothelial keratoplasty a replacement of the patient's endothelium with a transplanted disc of Descemets/endothelium is carried out. This service is provided exclusively at IBSAR Eye Surgery Center.

Artificial Cornea (Boston Keratoprsthesis type I)

It is a treatment option for corneal disease not amenable to standard penetrating keratoplasty or corneal transplant. Continued advances in design and superior postoperative care have resulted in improved outcomes and an exponential increase in the use of the device in recent years

Our Technologies

Femtosecond Laser Keratoplasty

This laser-assisted DALK technique has the advantages of FLEK including better donor-host fit, increased surface area, faster wound healing promoting earlier suture removal, and reduced astigmatism, resulting in overall increased success of the procedure.

DSAEK

In this type of endothelial keratoplasty a replacement of the patient's endothelium with a transplanted disc of posterior stroma/Descemets/endothelium is carried out. In comparison to penetrating keratoplasty, the visual recovery and surgical time is much lower in DSAEK.

DMEK

Inthis type of endothelial keratoplasty a replacement of the patient's endothelium with a transplanted disc of Descemets/endothelium is carried out. This service is provided exclusively at IBSAR Eye Surgery Center. This is the most nature type of corneal transplant.

Artificial Cornea (Boston Keratoprsthesis type I)

It is a treatment option for corneal disease not amenable to standard penetrating keratoplasty or corneal transplant. Continued advances in design and superior postoperative care have resulted in improved outcomes and an exponential increase in the use of the device in recent years.

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IBSAR Eye Surgery,
Al Hayat Medical complex
(Opposite to Al Manazel),
Flat 11, Bldg 134, Road 407 , Block 704,
Slamabad, Kingdom Of Bahrain.

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