The cornea is the clear part sitting at the very front of our eye, in front of the iris (coloured part). There are numerous corneal degenerations and disease which significantly affect our vision. The cornea provides a large amount of our clarity in vision. You may require a Corneal Transplant for some of these conditions.
Keratoconus is a degenerative condition of the cornea. Over time the cornea becomes thin and steepens causing distortion to the shape of the cornea and therefore your vision. Treatment for keratoconus includes corneal crosslinking, hard contact lenses and corneal grafting. Dr Jai Eye Centre is able to offer corneal grafts in Bundaberg carried out as a day procedure. Dr Jon Farrah is also able to assess for corneal crosslinking in Bundaberg.
Fuchs dystrophy is a degenerative condition of the cornea. It affects the back surface of the cornea named the corneal endothelium. This endothelium ensures the cornea remains a stable thickness and does not swell. However in Fuchs corneal dystrophy the endothelium does not work properly and the cornea can swell causing visual blur. Fortunately a procedure called a DSEK or DMEK (Endothelial Keratoplasty) can be carried out to grant new corneal endothelial cells to the eye from a donor eye.
Dry Eye is a common condition of the ocular surface. Symptoms of dry eye include, fluctuating or blurred vision, red eyes, stinging, burning or sore eyes. Managing dry eye can be a difficult task however at Dr Jai Eye Centre. Dr. Jai and Claire work to create a dry eye plan that best controls your symptoms. This can range from lubricating eye drops, to serum tears, or lid cleaning and hot compress therapy.