Cornea & Refractive Services


The cornea is the clear front dome shaped window of the eye. It provides about 2/3 of the eye's focusing power. It gives us a clear window to look through and is the key to good vision. It also helps shield the rest of the eye from germs, dust, and other harmful pollutants.


The Services at Nethra is dedicated to the health and functioning of Cornea. We pride ourselves at being the most experienced unit in the state. Our unparallel expertise and state of the art equipment allow us to offer excellent medical and surgical treatment of the full range of routine, complex and high risk Corneal and external diseases, as well as the most current vision correction procedures. The Cornea Service treats patients with disorders of the Cornea and outer coats of the eye, including the conjunctiva and sclera. Conditions affecting these parts of the eye can cause redness, pain and decreased vision.

The Corneal Service at our centre provides medical and surgical care to a wide variety of corneal, external eye related diseases and anterior segment eye disorders.
Cornea & External eye diseases:
Corneal Infections
Eye allergies Corneal complications arising from other forms of ocular surgery
Ocular surface trauma
Ocular surface disorders like blepharitis, meibomitis, conjunctival and scleral diseases
Refractive errors (nearsightedness, farsightedness and astigmatism)
Conjunctivitis (red eye)
Corneal dystrophies and degenerations
Surgical facilities offered by the cornea service:
Corneal Transplantation: Penetrating keratoplasty, Lamellar keratoplasty, Endothelial keratoplasty(DSAEK)
Keratoprosthesis (Artificial cornea)
Scleral grafting.