Refractive and Optical

Indira Gandhi Eye Hospital and Research Centre has a modern cornea and refractive surgery units, equipped with advanced technology. Experienced doctors offer a range of treatments for all kinds of corneal diseases, ocular surface disorders and refractive surgery cases.

Technical set up

  • Corneal Topography (PENTACAM, ATLAS 9000, CRS Master)
  • Pachymetry
  • Aberrometry
  • Biometry
  • B Scan
  • OCT
  • FD OCT
  • Epithelial mapping
  • iTracy
  • Anterior segment digital photography
  • Dry eye disorders estimation
  • Specular microscopy
  • Contact lens trial
  • Scleral lens trial
  • Ocular prosthesis fitting

Treatments available

The department offers to the efficient diagnosis and management of a wide range of diseases

  • Refractive errors management with latest technology
  • Keratoconus and other corneal degenerations
  • Corneal blindness
  • Congenital and hereditary cornea disorders
  • Corneal infections
  • Allergic eye diseases
  • Immunologic disorders of cornea

Procedures and surgeries

The department has a basket of surgeries to offer and provide most recent advances in the field of cornea and refractive surgery which include:

Penetrating keratoplasty (PK)

Optical, tectonic and therapeutic PK, Paediatric PK, Sectoral Corneal graft, Anterior segment reconstruction, K prosthesis.

Lamellar corneal surgeries

Including Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK), Descemet's Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK), Sclero-Corneal lamellar graft for Limbal Dermoid, Patch DALK

Refractive corneal surgery

  • Refractive surgery for various laser refractive procedures such as LASIK, Epi-LASIK, Wavefront guided customized ablation, PRK.
  • Customised laser refractive surgery: A strategy to correct not only the refractive error but also the other optical imperfections of the eye, known as aberrations.
  • Phakic IOL- Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL/IPCL) is a lens implant that can be used for correction of refractive errors (myopia, hyperopia and astigmatism).
  • Phaco-refractive surgery with IOL for the patients not fit for LASIK or ICL.
  • Ocular surface reconstruction surgeries that include Sclero-corneal graft for combined scleral and corneal melt.
  • Eye trauma management: Eye globe rupture repair, Corneal tear repair with lens implantation, Intra ocular foreign body removal.
  • Ocular surface disorder treatment: Treats various disorders such as pterygium, dry eyes, computer vision syndrome and ocular surface squamous neoplasia. Various surgical procedures such as conjunctival limbal autograft, conjunctival autograft, simple limbal epithelial transplantation (SLET), amniotic membrane transplantation and mucous membrane transplantation are performed.
  • Specialised contact lens fitting clinic for irregular cornea, keratoconus and for therapeutic purposes
  • Collagen cross linking (C3R, CXL) for keratoconus: We perform Collagen Cross Linking for keratoconus using the world’s best accelerated cross-linking system.
  • The department is equipped with microbiological and histopathological evaluation of diseases of external eye diseases.