Optical Penetrating Keratoplasty

Keratoplasty Surgery in Ambala

Optical Penetrating Keratoplasty

Therapeutic Penetrating Keratoplasty

The initial step in penetrating keratoplasty should be the preparation of the donor tissue. The use a corneal button 0.25-0.50mm larger than the diameter of the host corneal openning is recommneded as it can help reduce excessive postoperative corneal flattening, reduce the risk of secondary glaucoma and enhance wound closure.

Penetrating Keratoplasty with interrupted and running sutures, 1st postoperative day
The host cornea is trephined, the anterior chamber is filled with viscoelastic and the the donor tissue is placed endothellial side down on the recipient’s eye. The cornea is then sutured in place with either interrupted or continuous sutures. Interrupted sutures are preferred in vascularized, inflammed or thinned corneas as well as in pediatric cases.

Penetrating keratoplasty may be combined with cataract surgery, secondary intraocular lens implantation, glaucoma surgery and retinal surgery.

Optical Penetrating Keratoplasty

Our Cornea Specialists

Dr.Vikas Mittal
Corneal Surgery, Laser Vision Correction
  • Qualification
    MS(Ophthalmology), MBBS, Fellow (Phacoemulsification) from Sankara Nethralaya, Fellow (Cornea and anterior segment) from LV Prasad Eye Institute, Fellow LVPEI Hyderabad, 16 Years Experience
  • Accomplishments
    • 16 scientific publications in peer reviewed journals (AJO, Clinical and Experimental Ophthal, Indian J Ophthalmol and Cornea)
    • Reviewer: American Journal of Ophthalmology, British Journal of Ophthalmology, International Ophthalmology, Cornea
    • Invited faculty for many national and international ophthalmology meetings
    • Conducted instruction courses in various ophthalmic meetings including AlOS
    • Member, Asia Cornea Society, AIOS, EBAI
  • Awards
    • Dr JC Luthra Gold Medal for best scientific paper
    • Dr TP Agarwal Trophy for best scientific paper (Cornea)
    • Certificate of Merit for the ‘BEST PAPER PRESENTATION’
    • Best Paper Award in 2003 and 2004
Dr.Purvasha Narang
Anterior Segment, Corneal Surgery
  • Qualification
    MBBS, MS (Ophthalmology), 13 Years experience
  • ACCOMPLISHMENTS
    • Fellowship in Cornea and Anterior Segment diseases -- LV Prasad Eye Institute, Hyderabad in 2014
    • Long-Term Fellowship in Phaco-emulsification and anterior segment disorders – Lotus Eye hospital, Mumbai and KBH Bachooali Eye Hospital, Parel , Near KEM Hospital, Mumbai in 2010
    • Was Faculty in the Department of Ophthalmology, Mahatma Gandhi Institute of Medical Sciences, Sewagram, Wardha for 4 years
    • Extensive work experience of over 10 years, in both private and Govt Eye hospitals like KBHB eye hospital, Parel, ESIC PGIMSR, Andheri, Mumbai, Vasai Blind relief Eye hospital, Mumbai, Lotus Eye hospital, Juhu, Mumbai and Sanjivni Eye Care, Ambala
    • Trained in Virtual e- learning Platform ophthalmology program development
    • Reviewer for Indian Journal of Ophthalmology and Member of Cornea society of India, All India Ophthalmological Society, Bombay ophthalmologist association, DOS, Haryana Ophthalmological Society
    • Numerous Publications in peer- reviewed ophthalmology and subspecialty journals of international repute
    • Presentations and instruction courses at various national and international meetings and fora
  • Awards
    • First prize in Annual Cornea Society of India Meeting ‘Keracon 2016’, in National Photography Contest
    • First prize in State level Quiz competition in ophthalmology held in Nagpur in 2007
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