ISSN 0886-3067

Volume No 37 Issue No 2

Visual rehabilitation in corneal blindness

Blindness from corneal diseases remain a major ophthalmic health problem worldwide second only to cataract. 1 The spectrum of corneal blindness is quite different in developing and developed countries and encompasses a wide variety of infectious and inflammatory diseases. Although scarred corneas from preventable diseases like trachoma and malnutrition are rarely seen in developed countries, they remain prevalent in regions with poor health environment. On the other hand, autoimmune conditions such as Stevens Johnson syndrome (SJS) and ocular mucous membrane pemphigoid (MMP) as well as chemical injuries are seen worldwide and often present the most challenging situations for corneal specialists.

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