Cornea Department, Farabi Eye Hospital
The cornea department consists of a cornea clinic, an ocular surface clinic, a refractive surgery clinic, a contact lens clinic and two operation rooms. Twelve academic members serve the patients in this department.
The cornea clinic:
It comprises 15 slit lamps. About 150 patients are examined in the clinic daily. The clinic evaluates and treats patients with corneal and external eye diseases including: red eyes, eye infections, allergies, keratoconus, corneal dystrophies, genetic cornea diseases and cataract (in adults and children).
The services provided in this clinic are:
- Confocal microscopy: used to detect and manage infections and inflammations of the cornea (keratitis), analyze corneal dystrophies and tear film abnormalities.
- Corneal topography: for analysis of the shape of the cornea.
- Tear flow analysis
- IOL power calculation with the latest devices and software
- Anterior segment OCT: used to analyze the anterior segment of the eye, cornea shape and measure epithelial thickness.
The refractive surgery clinic:
It comprises 4 slit lamps.About 100 patients are examined in the clinic daily. Various screening devices are available to detect whether the patient is a candidate for refractive surgery and which type of surgery is the best option for him/her. These devises are:
- Different types of topography and tomography devises: Orbscan, Pentacam, Sirius
- Biomechanical analysis of the cornea: Ocular Response Analyser, Corvis
- Ultrasound pachymetry
- Wavefront analysis
- Corneal epithelial thickness analysis
The ocular surface clinic:
It comprises 6 slit lamps. About 60 patients are examined in the clinic daily. The clinic evaluates and treats patients with dry eye, chemical and thermal injuries, and immune related ocular surface disease.
The contact lens clinic:
It comprises a slit lamp, 3 refraction units and contact lens trial sets of different brands including soft, rigid gas permeable (RGP) and miniscleral (MSD) contact lenses. Our contact lens specialists teach the patients about the care and use of their new lenses. These contact lenses may have cosmetic uses, therapeutic uses for management of refractive errors, or prescribed for medical uses such as contacts following injury or corneal transplantation and contacts for eye conditions such as keratoconus and aphakia.
The operation room:
This well-equipped ophthalmic operation room consists of 10 surgical beds, 10 advanced surgical microscopes, 10 advanced phacoemolsification devices and almost all the equipment is needed for most corneal surgical procedures. About 60 patients undergo surgical procedures in the clinic daily. Some of these procedures are: cataract surgery, different types of Cornea transplant (penetrating, lamellar, and endothelial), corneal ring segments implantation, ocular surface reconstruction, anterior segment reconstruction and phakic IOL implantation (to treat a wide range of myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism).
The refractive surgery operation room:
It consists of 3 surgical beds, a high performance excimer laser (SCHWIND) and a CXL (collagen crosslinking) device. About 40 patients undergo surgical procedures in the clinic daily. Types of refractive and laser surgeries operated hereinclide PRK (Photo-Refractive Keratectomy), corneal ring segments implantation, CXL (collagen crosslinking), PTK (photo-theraputic keratectomy), etc.