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Corneal Diseases

Corneal Diseases

Cornea is the transparent tissue that forms the outer surface of the eye and has an important role in visual function.
Corneal Diseases

The cornea, the transparent layer of the eye, is located in front of the colored layer of the eye and is the most important lens of the eye. Vision loss caused by corneal diseases may be permanent. Therefore, diagnosis and treatment of corneal diseases are important for eye health.

Corneal Diseases at Liv Hospital


At Liv Hospital Eye Diseases Clinic, corneal diseases are treated with medication, sometimes using laser, and sometimes with corneal transplantation.
Cornea is the transparent tissue that forms the outer surface of the eye and has an important role in visual function. Our hospital's Corneal Diseases Unit focuses on the diagnosis, treatment and surgical interventions of various corneal disorders.

Patients are evaluated by experts regarding conditions such as corneal transplantation, corneal injuries, and keratoconus, and treatment plans are created. Liv Hospital's modern medical equipment and experienced physicians aim to provide patients with the most effective and reliable corneal health service. Detailed diagnosis and treatment processes for corneal diseases are carried out with Liv Hospital's patient-oriented approach and strong knowledge in its field of expertise.



It is a genetic disease characterized by thinning of the cornea, abnormal steepening, irregular astigmatism and blurred vision. Its most important feature is that it is very progressive in young people and children and reduces the quality of vision. In the treatment of kerataconus at Liv Hospital Eye Diseases Clinic, ultraviolet therapy and intracorneal rings are used to stop the progression of the disease. Special kerataconus contact lenses may also be needed for better quality vision.



Corneal transplantation is an operation to replace all or part of the corneal tissue. While in the past there was a complete change, thanks to new techniques, only the part affected by the disease can be changed.

The Patient's Own Tissue is Protected


In corneal transplant surgery, the most preferred technique is to replace the corneal tissue. In this technique, all corneal layers are replaced. But in recent years, not all layers of the cornea; "Lamellar corneal transplantation" or "lamellar keratoplasty" techniques, which mean replacing only the damaged layer, are used more frequently. Because if the patient's own tissue is intact, protecting that tissue is considered the main goal. Laser use has also increased in recent years. Although it is not very common yet, surgery can be performed using laser in appropriate cases.

It is Done Under General Anesthesia


General anesthesia is mostly used in corneal transplant surgeries. When necessary, local anesthesia is preferred. Although the surgery time varies depending on the technique used, it takes an average of one to one and a half hours.