Soon, corneal transplants to be replaced
London: Those hundreds of patients, who suffer from cornea problems, can happily bid goodbye to transplants.
In a new treatment specialists are using microwave probe to heat the cornea to around 60 degree Celsius, a procedure that corrects rugby-ball eye - the abnormal shape caused by keratoconus, reports Sky News.
The temperature causes the front of the eye to shrink, restoring a normal spherical shape.
This is then ``locked-in`` with a burst of ultra-violet light, preventing further deterioration of the eye.
Imran Rahman, consultant ophthalmologist at the Manchester Face and Eye Clinic said many sufferers have such distorted eyeballs that they are unable to use normal contact lenses or spectacles to correct their vision.
But he said that the new keraflex procedure is highly effective: "The difference in the visual acuity can be remarkable.”
"We hope patients have really good unaided vision, something they have not had for many years,” he added.
But The Royal College of Ophthalmologists said more trials are needed to confirm the benefits of the procedure.
President Professor Harminda Dua said: "It is promising but we want to see more research to show it is safe and effective in the long term."
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- Missed the dance of American President Donald Trump? - Watch it here
- Pawan, a BE student develops smart dustbin -Watch
- DNA: Manish Sisodia faces CBI probe over alleged irregularities in 'Talk To AK' programme
- Barack Obama thanks Americans for making him a 'better man'
- Is there no respect for Congress in UP politics?
- Accused of Muslim-bias on visa applications, Sushma Swaraj hits back
- Cuttack ODI: Umpire Kumar Dharmasena messes up DRS review, twitter couldn't stop trolling
- Donald Trump's Inauguration Day: As it happened
- Yuvraj Singh's wife Hazel Keech suggests new middle name for hubby Yuvi following Cuttack heroics
- Bigots at it again! Mohammed Shami called un-Islamic for posting picture with dog