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Articles: Corneal


Corneal Transplants/Grafts

Due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, The availability of donor tissue for Corneal Transplant surgery has been markedly reduced. This is out of our control . We have been unable to perform any of these surgeries in in the past 2 months. Other ocular surgery continues as normal.

EyeDrBallim-Ophthalmologist-Eye-Specialist-Durban-Treatment-of Corneal ulcer

Corneal Ulcers: For the general practitioner

[vc_row css=".vc_custom_1589974798435{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text]A corneal ulcer is a defect in the epithelial layer of the cornea. The general practitioner may play an important role in early management and appropriate referral. Incidence varies and depends on aetiology. S Ballim, MB ChB, Dip Ophth (SA), FC Ophth (SA) Department of Ophthalmology, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban, South Africa Corresponding author: S Ballim (shaheerballim@gmail.com) [/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row css=".vc_custom_1589974784267{margin-right: 20px !important;margin-left: 20px !important;}"][vc_column][vc_column_text] Basic clinical assessment of the cornea History Presenting complaints include pain, irritation, decreased vision or foreign-body sensation. Ask about any history of trauma, including nature of injury, the timing and the relationship to drop in vision. Specific enquiry as to instillation of medication (e.g. steroid drops) or home remedies (e.g. breast milk or urine) is important, as these may be important predisposing…