The cornea unit consists of well-trained corneal surgeons and is well equipped with instrumentation and technology to provide state-of-the-art care for patients suffering from a wide variety of corneal diseases.

The cornea unit caters to the efficient diagnosis and management of a wide range of corneal diseases

  1. Congenital and hereditary corneal disorders
  2. Corneal infections like corneal ulcers(bacterial, fungal, viral)
  3. Allergic eye diseases
  4. Immunologic disorders of cornea
  5. Keratoconus and other corneal degenerations
  6. Ocular surface disorders like chemical injuries, Stevens Johnson's syndrome
  7. Ocular surface tumors etc.
Bharti eye foundation has an anterior segment imaging equipment with access to state-of-the-art technology.

Facilities & Diagnostic Services available:
  1. CornealTopography(PENTACAM, OPD-3 SCAN)- Evaluates shape and power of corneal surface.
  2. Pachymetry- Measurement of corneal thickness
  3. Aberrometry-Measures the optical aberrations of the eyeball
  4. Specular Microscopy- Study of the corneal endothelium (cells that maintain corneal clarity)
  5. Anterior segment OCT
  6. Anterior segment digital photography
  7. Microbiological and histopathological evaluation of diseases
  8. Specialized Contact lens fitting – for irregular cornea, keratoconus and for therapeutic purposes

The department offers most recent advances in the field of corneal surgery which include:

Penetrating keratoplasty(Corneal transplant)

(Optical, tectonic and therapeutic) with anterior segment reconstruction, Combined with SFIOL, Vitreo-retinal procedures and Paediatric Penetrating keratoplasty

Lamellar corneal surgeries:
  1. Including Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)
  2. Anterior lamellar keratoplasty(ALK)
  3. Automated Lamellar Therapeutic Keratoplasty (ALTK)
Endothelial keratoplasty: Descemet's Stripping Endothelial keratoplasty(DSEK)

Variety of surgeries for ocular surface disorder:
  1. Ocular surface reconstruction
  2. Pterygium surgery with autograft
  3. Surgeries for Steven Johnson syndrome, chemical injury
  4. Amniotic membrane grafting
  5. Mucous membrane grafting
  6. Stem cell transplant (Simple limbal epithelial transplant(SLET)
  7. Incision/Excision biopsy for ocular surface tumour
Keratoconus clinic: 

All spectrum of management modalities for keratoconus patients are available at our hospital 

  1. Collagen cross linking(KXL,C3R). A new modality for arresting progression of keratoconus by strengthening the corneal collagen fibres, involving the use of UV-Light and Riboflavin.
  2. Intrastromal corneal ring segment(INTACS)
  3. Toric ICL lenses to remove the refractive error for keratoconus patients
  4. Rigid contact lenses(RGP)
  5. Hybrid contact lenses (Rose-K)
  6. Scleral contact lenses