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Cornea Treatment and Surgery - Dubai Eye Clinic

Understanding Cornea: 

The cornea is the transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris and the pupil. It acts as a protective shield, safeguarding the delicate structures within the eye and enabling light to enter the eye for vision. This thin, dome-shaped layer plays a critical role in focusing light rays onto the retina, which then converts the light into signals sent to the brain, allowing us to perceive the world around us.

Common Corneal Conditions:

Several corneal conditions can affect vision and necessitate prompt medical attention. Some of these conditions include:

Corneal Abrasions: 

Corneal abrasions are superficial scratches on the corneal surface caused by injury or foreign particles. While minor abrasions often heal on their own, deeper or more extensive scratches may require medical intervention.


Keratitis is the inflammation of the cornea, often resulting from infections caused by bacteria, viruses, or fungi. Prompt treatment is essential to prevent potential vision loss.

Corneal Dystrophies:

Corneal dystrophies are genetic conditions that lead to the gradual deterioration of the cornea's clarity and structure. Proper management can slow down the progression and alleviate symptoms.

Corneal Ulcers:

Corneal ulcers are open sores on the corneal surface, usually caused by infections. Timely treatment is vital to prevent complications and protect vision.

Cornea Treatment Options:

Our eye care specialists at Dr. Rami Hamed Centre offer a wide range of treatment options to address various corneal conditions effectively. Some of the common non-surgical treatments include:

  1. Eye Drops and Ointments

    Mild corneal injuries and infections are often treated with medicated eye drops or ointments to reduce inflammation and promote healing.

  2. Bandage Contact Lenses

    For certain corneal abrasions and recurrent erosion syndrome, bandage contact lenses are used to protect the cornea and enhance healing.

  3. Corneal Cross-Linking
    Corneal cross-linking is a minimally invasive procedure that involves applying special eye drops and ultraviolet light to strengthen the cornea, particularly in cases of keratoconus.

Surgical Interventions for Corneal Conditions:

In some cases, surgical procedures become necessary to restore vision and preserve eye health. Our skilled eye care specialists are proficient in performing the following corneal surgeries:

Corneal Transplantation (keratoplasty):

Corneal transplantation, also known as corneal grafting, involves replacing a damaged or diseased cornea with a healthy donor cornea. It is a highly effective procedure to improve vision in patients with severe corneal conditions. There are many types of Keratoplasty surgery:

  • Penetrating keratoplasty (PKP): Full-thickness corneal transplant.
  • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK): partial thickness, replacing the outermost and inner layers of the cornea.
  • Endothelial keratoplasty (EK): replacing the back layer of the cornea called endothelium

Phototherapeutic Keratectomy (PTK):

PTK is a laser-based procedure used to remove or reshape the cornea's surface, addressing irregularities and improving vision.

The cornea is a vital component of our eyes, and any conditions affecting it can have a significant impact on vision and overall eye health. At Dr. Rami Hamed Centre, our experienced eye care specialists offer top-notch treatment options, from non-surgical approaches to advanced surgical interventions. If you are experiencing any corneal issues or seeking expert eye care, do not hesitate to schedule an appointment with our highly skilled team.


At Dr. Rami Hamed Center, our Ophthalmology department is dedicated to safeguarding your vision health through expert eye care Professionals, Renowned as one of the best eye care clinics in Dubai our Ophthalmology Specialists provide services for Cataract, Retina treatment with Laser and Refractive surgeries.