Cornea is the transparent, dome-shaped tissue covering the front of the eye. It is like the watch glass of a wristwatch. Cornea is a powerful refracting surface and provides about 2/3rd of the eye’s focusing power.

Cornea is prone for drying, infections and inflammations. Can also get abraded.

Superficial lesions heal quite quickly while deeper ones heal with a scar, an opacity that might need grafting.


The eyes have to be harvested as soon as it is possible, preferably within 2 hours, though it's acceptable to be taken in 6 hours

Facilities available at NNH Cornea Clinic include:

• Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK) with Excimer Laser.
• Corneal Transplant or keratoplasty.
• Complete Micro Biological workup including staining and culture for corneal infection.
• Detailed Anterior Segment & Corneal Imaging facilities.
• Corneal collagen cross-linking riboflavin C3R for Keratoconus