Cornea Clinic

What is Cornea Services?
Cornea services at Shree Venkatesh Eye Institute provides comprehensive management of diseases of the cornea and anterior segment.

Cornea is the front part of the eye ball which is transparent and watch glass shaped. It accounts for two thirds of the refractive power of the eye.
Any disease process affecting the cornea makes it lose its transparency. This affects the vision of the eye.


Disease processes affecting the cornea are:

    * Microbial Infections
    * Congenital Snomalies
    * Corneal Dystrophies
    * Ectasias
    * Trauma
    * Chemical Injuries

Microbial Infections:
Bacterial, viral, fungal and parasitic infections of the cornea may be sight threatening and at times, serious enough to cause loss of the eye.

Timely diagnosis of the pathogen and appropriate treatment can help to save the eye and restore vision.

SVEI cornea department is supported by a microbiology laboratory for isolation of the organism.

Industrial and domestic use of chemicals is widespread. Many patients with acid and alkali injuries to the ocular surface are successfully treated at Shree Venkatesh Eye Institute. Early and appropriate medical treatment followed by surgical interventions in the form of amniotic membrane grafts and autologous stem cell transplants are undertaken at Shree Venkatesh Eye Institute.


Support Systems for Cornea Services at Shree Venkatesh Eye Institute

   1. Contact lens service
   2. Microbiology laboratory
   3. Eye bank
   4. Investigations

Specular Microscopy
A Specular Microscope helps to document the health of the corneal endothelium and diagnose early cases of Fuchs endothelial dystrophy. The appropriate management of cataracts with compromised corneas is also helped by specular microscopy. Keeping a track of the endothelial cell count pre and post penetrating keratoplasty is made possible with clinical specular microscopy. Specular microscopy is also important before collagen cross linking and phakic intraocular lens implantation.
Photoslit Lamp
Documentation of corneal pathology is aided by the Haag Streit slit lamp with Sony camera and a computerised record is maintained.
Intraocular pressure measurement in irregular, scarred, edematous corneas may be more accurately measured with this instrument. While applanation tonometry(widely available at Shree Venkatesh Eye Institute) is still the gold standard for intraocular pressure measurement , tonopen provides a quick and reliable measurement in scarred, irregular corneas and in post penetrating keratoplasty where there may be variable corneal thickness and astigmatism.

Corneal Topography
Shree Venkatesh Eye Institute has Orbscan II which can evaluate the topography of the cornea as well as measure the corneal thickness. The orbscan has placid and slit scanning technology which can assist in detecting forme frusta keratoconus, post lasik ectasias, posterior keratoconus. Planned selective suture removal in penetrating and anterior lamellar keratoplasty is made easy with this technology.

Eye Bank:
Eye bank at Shree Venkatesh Eye Institute  was established in 1997. It is registered with the eyebank association of India(EBAI) It is well equipped with

    * Eye bank specular microscope
    * Refrigerator
    * Laminar flow hood


The cornea services of Shree Venkatesh Eye Institute with support of the eye bank has performed more than 600 keratoplasties over the last few years.

News & Notices

Ophthalmologist Required

Shri Venkatesh Eye Institute is one of the leading eye hospitals in Marathwada region since last 29 years. We are inviting applications for Full Time Ophthalmologist (MD/MS/DNB/DO) and Long term fellowship holders in subject of Cornea, Glaucoma, Pediatric Ophthalmology and Oculoplasty as consultants. Salary structure is based on qualification/skill and is the best in industry with excellent personal growth and profit sharing option for promising candidates. Please apply with detailed resume to Dr. Pravin Patil This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Shri Venkatesh Eye Institute Shamnagar (East), Ambajogai Road, Latur - 413531, Maharashtra. Phone: (02382) 228204 / 228205 Mobile: 9766322030

World Sight Day

World Sight Day (WSD) is an annual day of awareness held on the second Thursday of October, to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. World Sight Day 2015 is on 8 October 2015.

Visiting Consultants

Dr. Nitin Deshpande Glaucoma Surgeon 3rd Wednesday of every month Dr. Harish Pathak Oculoplasty Surgeon 3rd Friday of every month Dr. Jatin Ashar Cornea Surgeon 3rd Sunday of every month Dr. Prashant Murhe-Patil Paediatric Ophthalmologist 4th Sunday of every month