The cornea is the dome-shaped transparent front part of the eye that covers the iris and the pupil. It is created of tough tissues to protect the eye and the internal sensitive tissues from germs, dust, Ultraviolet light and rays. Besides that, another important job of cornea is that it controls and focuses the entry of light into the eye, representing the strongest refraction power of the eye, as it provides 2/3 of the eye focusing power.

Cornea is the most affected part of the eye by the problems of the eye surface, diseases affecting the cornea are a major cause of blindness worldwild,

 The Cornea Department in Makkah Eye Complex is dedicated to treat corneal and ocular surface disorders including the diseases of the conjunctiva and sclera

Corneal disorders that are diagnosed and treated  medically or surgically in this department:

  1. Congenital and hereditary corneal disorders

  2. Corneal melting

 3. Corneal dystrophies

  4. Keratoconus and other corneal degenerations  

 5.  Keratitis

 6. Corneal Ulcers

 7. Stevens Johnson's syndrome  

8. Ocular surface tumors

9. Pterygium

10. Trauma

The department is run by qualified corneal surgeons who deal with the varied cornea disorders, and provided with the state-of-the-art facilities to care for cornea patients.

Diagnostic Services

     1. Corneal Topography:

         This is  an imaging technique that used for  mapping the corneal surface


    2. Pachymetry  

         (Measurement of corneal thickness)  

    3.  Anterior segment digital photography

     4. Specialized Contact lens fitting – includes keratoconus, irregular cornea,

      and therapeutic purposes Surgeries


The department offers the most recent advances in the field of corneal surgery which include:

1.   Penetrating keratoplasty

2.   Lamellar corneal surgeries

3.  Ocular surface reconstruction surgeries

4.  Keratoprothesis

5.  Collagen cross linking for keratoconus

Doctors Available

1.  Dr. Eman Ali Khalid - M.D     

2.  Dr. Abdullah  Awadullah - M.D   

3.  Dr. Salma Sheikh Idris - M.D   

4.  Dr. Honaida A/ Rahim - M.D  

5.  Dr. Deena Seed Ahmed - M.D

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