In vivo confocal microscopy (IVCM) is a useful tool to image the cornea at a cellular level both in ophthalmic clinical practice and research. IVCM is used to study corneal diseases such as ectasias, keratitis, Dry eye disease (DED) and dystrophies .
Dr. Aditya Pradhan, P15128, Dr. Samar
Kumar Basak, Dr. Bani Biswas (Basak)
Prevalence of corneal blindness in India is 0.45%. 6.8 million are corneally blind, 10.6 million people will be unilaterally corneally blind by 20201.
FP1178 : Prevalence of Herpes Simplex Virus in Culture Negative Suppurative Keratitis Using PCR – a Pilot Study
Dr. Nancy Magdalene,
Dr. Padma Paul, Dr. Thomas Kuriakose,
Dr. Anika Amritanand
A prospective observational pilot study was conducted on patients with suppurative corneal ulcer who presented between March and October 2015. They underwent corneal scraping to identify bacteria, fungus and protozoa. PCR for HSV 1 & 2 was performed on the culture and smear negative cases.
Dr. (Lt Col) Alok Sati, S09925, Dr.
(Brig) Parthasarathi Moulick
To evaluate corneal endothelial changes in chronic renal failure (CRF) patients.
FP1417 : Microsporidial Keratoconjunctivitis – Increasing Incidence and Ocular Morbidity in South India
Dr. Rohan Agashe, Dr. Prajna N V, Dr. Prajna Lalitha, Dr.Naveen Radhakrishnan
To study the clinical profile, ocular morbidity and treatment outcomes of patients with Microsporidial Keratoconjunctivitis (MSK)
FP1591 : Title: Novel Altered Critical Intracellular Signaling Events in Keratoconus & It’s Therapeutic Potential
Dr. Natasha Pahuja, P16722, Dr. Rohit Shetty, Mr. Anupam Sharma,Dr. Arkasubhra Ghosh
Oxidative stress has been associated with several human diseases including KC1,2 Environmentally induced oxidative stress in the stroma of KC patients causes an increase in Reactive Oxygen Species (ROS) and decrease in levels of antioxidants at a cellular level which results in degradation of the extracellular matrix and subsequent thinning of the corneal stroma1,3.
FP1656 : Corneal Epithelial Thickness Mapping in Keratoconus Using Fourier – Domain Optical Coherence Tomography
Dr.Radhika Dashputra, R19636, Dr. Ritu Arora, Dr.Radhika Dashputra, Dr. Goyal J L
Keratoconus is a progressive disorder in which central or paracentral corneal stromal thinning occurs along with apical protrusion and irregular astigmatism. It starts at around puberty and progresses till third or fourth decade after which it arrests.
Dr. Bhushan Ghodke, G14425, Dr. Parmar Gautam Singh,Dr. Ashok Kumar Meena, Dr. Sachin Arya
Keratoconus(KC) is a progressive, non-inflammatory, thinning disorder causing irregular corneal astigmatism of unknown cause.1Many keratoconus patients and suspects have steepening in an asymmetric bow tie pattern with skewed radial axes (SRAX) of astigmatism.
Worldwide there is an increasing adoption of Descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty (DMEK) representing a major shift in the treatment
Dr.Lional Raj D, L16453
To evaluate the clinical outcomes of Pre Descemets Endothelial Keratoplasty (PDEK) in varied endothelial dysfunctions and to compare with conventional procedures of Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) ,Descemets Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty (DMEK) and Descemets Stripping Endothelial Keratoplasty (DSEK) in our practice.