Dr. Zoran Aleksic performs corneal graft surgery in the event of a corneal injury and Keratoconus in Cape Town, South Africa. Keratoconus is a hereditary disease in which the cornea is shaped irregularly. The causes of eye trauma vary greatly, but usually it results in ruptured globes and corneal lacerations requiring surgical reconstruction.
Learn more about the cornea, corneal disease or injury below.
WHAT CAUSES CORNEAL DISEASE AND DEGENERATION?
Infections, whether bacterial, fungal or viral, frequently result in corneal damage and ulceration.
Abnormal steepening of the cornea (KERATOCONUS), corneal oedema and swelling and some aging processes affect the clarity of the cornea. Some disorders of the cornea are inherited and can lead to corneal clouding and loss of sight.