Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than the more normal gradual curve.
Keratoconus can cause substantial distortion of vision, with multiple images, streaking and sensitivity to light. This disorder is typically diagnosed in the adolescent years. If it afflicts both eyes, the deterioration in vision can affect the ability to drive a car or read normal print.
In most cases, corrective lenses fitted by a specialist are effective enough to allow for legal driving and norma functionality. However, progression of the disease may necessitate surgery, for which several options including intrastromal corneal ring segments, corneal collagen cross-linking, mini asymmetric radial keratotomy and—in 25% of cases—corneal transplant.
If you are experiencing any of Keratoconus symptoms, contact us as soon as possible to schedule an eye exam and find the right corrective solution for you.
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