The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped surface covering and protecting the front of the eye. It transmits light to the interior of the eye, allowing you to see clearly. The cornea is responsible for a large part of the eye’s focusing power.
Injuries and diseases, sometimes hereditary, can cause clouding, distortion, or scarring of the corneal tissue. The result, depending on the nature and extent of the problem, may be reduced vision, pain, sensitivity to light, redness, tearing, and inflammation.
Diseases of the cornea refers to a wide range of conditions that affect the cornea, including:
These treatments include corneal transplantation, for which we are one of the Bahamas’ most advanced facilities, performing procedures like partial thickness corneal transplants from donor tissue, as well as artificial corneal transplants for patients at risk of rejecting donor grafts.
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Dr Tarun Arora is currently working as a Consultant at Bahamas Vision Centre and the Eye division, Princess Margaret Hospital, Nassau, Bahamas. He is also currently an Associate Lecturer at the University of West Indies School of Clinical Medicine and Research. He completed his Residency in Ophthalmology and superspeciality training in Cornea, Lens and Refractive surgery services from the India`s apex institute, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, All India Institute
of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He has contributed to more than 50 international and national scientific publications and 10 book chapters in the field of Cornea, Lens and Refractive surgery. He is author of the book “New Investigations in Ophthalmology” and “Instrumentations in Ophthalmology” for resident training. He received the Achiever award at the 33rd Asia Pacific Academy of Ophthalmology conference in 2018. He received the Best Senior Resident award at AIIMS for his outstanding work in 2016. He featured amongst the Top 40 ophthalmologists less than 40 years of age across the world by the renowned international magazine “The Ophthalmologist” in 2015. His key areas of interest are Keratoconus, Lamellar Corneal Surgeries, Femtosecond assisted Corneal transplantation, Femtosecond based Refractive Surgeries that include LASIK and SMILE, Implantable Collamer lens for correction of high refractive errors, Pediatric cataracts and Complicated cataract. He is a reviewer of numerous international journals publishing in the field of Cornea, Lens and Refractive Surgery. He has been invited numerous times as a guest faculty to present at various international and national conferences.
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