Keratoconus

  • Keratoconus is a thinning disorder of the cornea that results in distortion and reduced vision.
  • As the disease progresses, the cone becomes more pronounced, causing vision to become progressively more blurred and distorted.
  • Because of the cornea’s irregular shape, patients with keratoconus are usually short-sighted with astigmatism that is not fully correctable with glasses.
  • Not all cases are progressive.
  • In moderately severe cases rigid gas-permeable contact lens are the best way to correct the vision.
  • LASIK is never performed on keratoconus patients.
  • Severe cases require a corneal transplant.
  • Corneal cross-linking is the latest innovation in the treatment of early keratoconus

Links: www.nkcf.org/
www.keratoconus.com/
www.geteyesmart.org/eyesmart/diseases/keratoconus.cfm

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