Cornea department in LEI was established in 2003 AD. This unit is treating patients from various parts of Nepal and especially from neighboring country India. About 10000 patients of the entire range of corneal disorders and infections are managed each year.
It has facility of all varieties of ocular surface surgeries including penetrating keratoplasty. The eye bank is also established in LEI.
LEI has good facility for microbiological investigation with well equipped lab and well trained manpower. It has a plan to start refractive surgeries in the near future.
Investigation available in cornea clinic
· Corneal topography
· Corneal scar
· Corneal ulcer
· Viral keratitis
· Dry eye
· Corneal perforation
Types of Surgery done in cornea
· Pterygium excision
· Corneal perforation repair
· Gunderson flap (Partial and total)
· Keratoplasty (PKP, TPK)
· Excisional Biopsy of cornea and Conjuntival tumor