Medical & Surgical Ophthalmology

Corneal surgery

Corneal surgery is often a necessary procedure used for treatment or repair of corneal injuries, ulcers, or sequestration, as well as for corneal epithelial and/or endothelial cell degeneration diseases. The health of the whole eye depends on the health of the cornea.

Ulcer on the cornea
A dog with an infected corneal ulcer

All conditions that lead to corneal thinning of over 50% of corneal tissue, or corneal perforation, are urgent ophthalmic conditions. To ensure that the thickness of the cornea is adequate, in the sense that it provides satisfactory support to the internal structures of the eye, surgery is advised.

Sometimes, various eye diseases can lead to loss of corneal transparency, so even in these situations, surgery is advised. We perform numerous surgical procedures on the cornea (conjunctival graft, “free island” graft, corneoscleral transposition, superficial keratectomy, corneal transplants, etc.). All these interventions aim to eliminate eye discomfort and pain and contribute to the preservation of vision and the eye as an organ. Since the corneal tissue is thinner than 0.5 mm, all surgeries are performed with special surgical instruments and with the help of a microscope.

The same dog, a month after the surgery
The same dog, a month after the surgery