Our fully equipped cornea clinic caters to all corneal disorders like corneal infections, corneal dystrophies, corneal scars and corneal decompensation. We perform all types of Corneal transplant surgery such as < Full thickness corneal transplant surgery or penetrating keratoplasty < Anterior lamellar keratoplasty or DALK < Posterior lamellar keratoplasty or DSEK/ DMEK For those who are not suitable for cornea transplantation or high risk for Corneal transplant surgery, we now have option of Keratoprosthesis. A Keratoprosthesis is nothing but artificial cornea.
Ocular surface and dry eye clinic
Dry eye and an ocular surface clinic is a special clinic that deals with all types of ocular surface problems such as Dry eye, ocular surface squamous neoplasms, cicatricial conjunctivitis, ocular allergies, chemical injuries, Stevens Johnson syndrome, Peripheral Ulcerative Keratitis and Ocular Cicatrical Phemphigoid (OCP). Along with treatment of dry eye with drops, we also perform punctual cautery or punctual plugs. Ocular surface reconstructive procedures such as Amniotic Membrane Grafts (AMG), Mucous Membrane Grafts (MMG), pannus resection is performed at the clinic. For patients with dry eyes and Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, we have an option of Scleral Contact Lens.
It's a common corneal condition that is characterized by the forward bulging of the cornea that is progressive and leads to thinning of the cornea. The condition leads to visual distortion and poor vision due to high astigmatism (cylinder power). After one stage patient can no longer have good vision with glasses and may require contact lenses. At Pratima Eye Hospital, Cornea and Lasik Centre we have various contact lens options for Keratoconus patients in the form of RGP lenses, Rose K lenses, Mini Scleral and Scleral lenses. Along with the correction of vision with contact lenses, we also have now treatment in the form of Collagen Crosslinking (UVX/C3R/CXL). This procedure arrests the progress of keratoconus and also helps in marginally decreasing corneal astigmatism. We also offer corrective surgeries such as INTACTS and PRK with CXL to our patients.
Paediatric cornea clinic
Children are not mini-adults. Almost 20% of the blindness in children in India is due to corneal problems. Most common ones are congenital (from birth) corneal opacities, congenital hereditary endothelial dystrophy, corneal infections, trauma and nutritional deficiency associated corneal problems. If not treated timely using the appropriate surgical procedure, they can lead to amblyopia (lazy eyes) and irreversible vision loss. Pratima Eye Hospital, Cornea and Lasik Centre is equipped with general anesthesia services. We offer various surgical options for children with corneal problems such penetrating keratoplasty/ full thickness cornea transplant, partial thickness cornea transplant/ lamellar keratoplasties such as Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty and Descemet’s stripping endothelial keratoplasty, rotational autokeratoplasty and keratoprosthesis. Dr. Ashar has a keen interest in pediatric cornea and has numerous publications and presentations and has won awards for his work on the challenging partial thickness corneal transplant in children.
Ocular aesthetic and pterygium clinic
At Pratima Eye Hospital, Cornea and Lasik Centre, work is not just about providing that perfect vision that you deserve; but to aesthetically correct your eyes. We treat surgically small ocular surface nevi/ moles, remove the pannus or scars following chemical/ thermal burns, and remove the unsightly pterygium. The unique feature of our pterygium clinic is that the surgery is that we do not use any sutures after the surgery for the application of the conjunctival/ amniotic membrane. We use the latest technique of performing surgery with fibrin glue.
Ocular immunology and uveitis clinic
At our immunology and uveitis clinic, we treat patients with ocular inflammation and anterior uveitis. These patients are thoroughly evaluated in conjunction with a physician for the need for immunosuppression and accordingly to the underlying cause patient are given treatment.