About  Cornea and Refractive Surgery


Refractive surgery is the procedure done on cornea so that light focuses on the retina to give clear vision without glasses or contact lenses.Cornea is the transparent structure in front of the eye which is important for clear vision.

FAQs on Cornea and Refractive Surgery

What is corneal transplant surgery?

For opaque corneas due to various causes, to restore useful vision we take healthy corneas from dead people and transplant it to the recepient.This is corneal transplant surgery.Eye must be retrieved from the dead within 6 hrs of death for transplantation.

Why should I go for a refractive eye surgery?

If you are dependent on glasses or contact lenses for clear vision, then you can be off them after refractive surgery.Your cosmetic appearance will also improve boosting your confidence.

What are the different types of refractive laser eye surgery?

Different types of refractive laser surgery include the routine customised lasik using microkeratome,Femtolasik ,Epilasik and SMILE.

Will there be any side effects after a laser eye surgery?

The usual side effects of any refractive surgeries are glare,halo,dryness of eyes,small under/overcorrections etc.Sight threatening problems are rare.The minimal side effects usually disappears with wound healing.

What is the best type of refractive eye surgery?

The best type of refractive surgery for the patient can be determined only after knowing the corneal thickness and oculyzer for the patient.

Can I get the treatment for both the eyes at one time?

Definitely. Most of the people in general go for surgery in single sitting and get cured once for all.

Will I be able to drive back home on my own after surgery?

Definitely No. Generally it takes few hours for your eyes to settle down. In some cases people would have taken a mild sedative before surgery. So it is always advisable to take someone’s help driving home. However you can do so the next day unless your doctor has advised you not to drive.

Should I have to restrict myself from doing activities relating to eyes?

Generally you will be advised to stay away from visually demanding activities for a minimum of 2 days after your surgery. In some cases, it may be extended to even 3 days. From your end, you can also check with your doctor on what kind of activities are allowed.

Should I avoid water falling on my eyes?

Yes, it is recommended that you should be very careful when washing your hair and face for atleast a week after surgery.

What kind of common complications that will arise after a refractive surgery?

Mostly people may have face a situation of either over-correction or under-correction. However, both these issues can be treated. For some the usage of spectacles and contact lenses should be used for doing certain activities.

Will I get a stable vision after a refractive surgery?

After a refractive surgery, there will be slight fluctuations in the first few days. However, after 3 to 6 months it will be alright for most of the patients.

What is eye donation?

Eyes can be retrieved after death within 6 hours and can be stored in media. The cornea and selera can be used for indicated patient to restore vision.

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25th August to 8th September

Book an appointment for your Cornea and Refractive Treatment at SMART Vision Clinic in Chennai.

You can book appointment at any of these places from Chennai: Adyar, Thiruvanmiyur,Tharamani, Velachery, ECR, OMR, Muttukadu, Kelambakkam, Kandanchavadi, Perungudi, Vijayanagar, Kotturpuram, Saidapet, Nandanam, Pallikaranai, Medavakkam, Ashok nagar, Besant nagar, Chamiers road, Chrompet, Gopalapuram, Mandaveli, Triplicane, Mylapore, Adambakkam, Greams road, Guindy, Tnagar, Ekkaduthangal, Jafferkhanpet, KK nagar, Kodambakkam, Madipakkam, St thomas mount, Mambalam, Mettupalayam, Nanganallur, Nungambakkam, Choolaimedu, Anna nagar, Mogapair, Thirumangalam, Kilpauk, Chetpet,Panagal park, Saligramam, Virugambakkam, Porur, Alwarthirunagar, Selaiyur, Vandalur, Kanathur, Panayur, Uthandi, Akkarai, Nesapakkam, Vettuvankeni, Neelankarai, Kottivakkam, Thiruporur, Nemili, Mahabalipuram, Mambakkam, Kandigai, Urapakkam, Guduvanchery, Perungalathur, Pallavaram, Tirusulam, Pazhavanthangal, Keelkattalai, Sembakkam, Peerkankaranai, Sithalapakkam, Vengaivasal, Madambakkam, Tambaram, Kattankulathur, Maraimalainagar, Ponmar, Muttukkaranchavadi, Kalpakkam, Pudupattinam, Senneri, Karumbakkam, Manimangalam, Sriperumbudur, Thiruneermalai, Kundrathur, Thoraipakkam, Moulivakkam, Iyyappanthangal, Poonamallee, Sai nagar.

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Cataract and Diabetes

If you have diabetes, you’re 60% more likely to get cataracts — and you’ll probably get them at a younger age than people without diabetes. Poor control of blood sugar can speed up this condition. With a cataract, the lens in your eye becomes cloudy.

Cataract Surgery

Cataract is caused due to clouding of the lens in one’s eye. This leads to vision loss and cannot be rectified with regular power glass. But with the help of a Cataract surgery we can restore a person’s vision.

Diabetic Retinopathy

The retina senses light coming into your eye, and it sends messages to your brain about the things you see. Damage to blood vessels inside the retina from blood sugar buildup is called diabetic retinopathy.

Diet and Nutrition

In general “Diet” is often make us think of a strict weigh-loss regimen. If you think the same then you are not alone. We often think like that due to what we see and hear around us about food items that are low in calories and so on.

Eye Checkup

Eye examinations may detect potentially treatable blinding eye diseases, ocular manifestations of systemic disease, or signs of tumors or other anomalies of the brain.

Glaucoma and Diabetes

Glaucoma is a condition that causes damage to your eye’s optic nerve and gets worse over time. It’s often linked to a buildup of pressure inside your eye.

Low Vision Aids

Low Vision Aids helps people who have vision loss. These devices enables them to maximize their vision. There are Electronic devices, Optical devices and Non-optical devices.

Neuro Ophthalmology

Neuro-ophthalmologists take care of visual problems that are related to the nervous system; that is, visual problems that do not come from the eyes themselves.

Orbit and Oculoplasty

Orbit refers to the eye-socket (the cavity in the skull that holds the eye) and the surrounding structures. Diseases of the Orbit may arise from within the eye-socket or might be a secondary condition arising out of an existing illness.

Pediatric Ophthalmology

Pediatric Ophthalmology is another speciality in ophthalmology that deal with the eye related diseases, eye care, visual development related to children.

Retina Services

The retina in the eye is the light-sensitive layer which passes visual messages through the optic nerve to the brain. When the retina detaches, it is moved or pulled from its normal position.