What is cataract? Cataract is an opacification of the eye’s lens. This lens is located inside the eye behind the pupil. The lens sits inside a lens bag. Cataract causes blurred vision by blocking light.
The ICL is an artificial lens implant that is inserted into the eye and placed in front of the natural lens. It is akin to a permanent contact lens. Each ICL is custom made for the individual eye.
Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea. The cornea is the clear window at the front of the eye which focuses light travelling through the eye onto the back of the eye (retina)?
DMEK is a recently developed technique in corneal transplantation. In DMEK the innermost layer of the cornea is replaced. A 15 micrometer (0.015mm) thick layer of tissue (the graft) is carefully removed from a donor cornea (the cornea from a recently deceased person).
Dry eye is an extremely common condition which can cause a significant impact on one’s quality of life. Usual symptoms of dry eye include a sensation of discomfort, irritation, grittiness and fluctuating vision. These symptoms are often worse in windy conditions, in air-conditionined or heated environments.
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