Cornea and Anterior Segment Services
The Cornea and Anterior Segment unit at LVPEI has treated patients from all over India and the neighboring countries. It specializes in the treatment of the entire range of corneal disorders and infections. This unit has set a record of sorts by performing more than 1000 corneal transplants in a single calendar year (2003), using corneas harvested by LVPEI's Eye Bank. The Eye Bank also distributes corneas to hospitals in Hyderabad and other places.
Apart from cataract surgery and corneal transplants, clinicians in this service handle a range of other ocular complications, from infections on the surface of the eye and eyelids to trauma care. Clinicians also work closely with scientists at the institute to develop new and more cost-effective treatments. Among the several research projects at the Institute is the stem cell research program, which has made possible an innovative treatment procedure for persons with ocular surface damage.
Ophthalmologists at LVPEI have expertise and experience in laser assisted surgical procedures. The Institute has been providing laser assisted refractive surgeries for many years with extremely successful results. Recently the Wavefront Assisted Customized Vision Correction Technology was added to the list of corneal services. This new equipment from Bausch & Lomb enables patients to benefit from the latest advancements in refractive eye surgery.