Corneal Treatment

Overview

Cornea specialists at City Eye Hospital provide advanced medical and surgical treatment of all conditions and disorders of the cornea.

The cornea is the transparent outer layer that covers the front of the eye, which together with the sclera (the thick, white part of your eye) and the conjunctiva (thin tissue that covers the sclera) protects your eye from damage.

 

The eyelids function to protect these surface structures of your eye and to keep them moist each time you blink.

 

CORNEAL CONDITIONS

Some of the common cornea conditions we treat at City Eye Hospital include:


● corneal abrasions (a scratch that can cause a lot of pain, redness, light sensitivity, tearing and lid swelling)
● keratoconus (the normally round cornea becomes thinned, distorted and irregular, resulting in distorted vision)
● dry eye (reduced tear production or tear quality)
● recurrent corneal erosion (episodes of eye pain often in the middle of the night or upon waking up)
● corneal dystrophies (a dystrophy is an inherited condition, which can occur early in life or much later)
● conjunctivitis (an inflammation of the clear skin that covers the white part of the eye and the inside surface of the eyelids)

 

TREATMENT OF CORNEAL CONDITIONS

The cornea specialists at City Eye Hospital provide advanced medical and surgical treatment of all conditions and disorders of the cornea, from eye dryness and eyelid inflammation to corneal infections.


Treatments for corneal conditions may comprise oral medications or surgical intervention. We also provide corneal transplant when it is required to improve your vision.

 

 

If you need to see a cornea specialist, you can visit our Main Hospital, a friendly, walk-in facility conveniently located on Ngong Road, opposite Traffic Police Station, Nairobi, on Monday to Friday from 8am to 4pm.

 

In case you have any query or concerns, you can also get in touch with our Main Hospital on
+254 (0) 707 777 707 / +254 (0) 738 777 705.