Keratoconus

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea protrudes outward into a cone-like shape, resulting in blurred vision and sensitivity to light and glare.  Early treatment of Keratoconus usually includes prescription eye glasses but as the disease progresses, special contact lenses may be fitted in order to improve vision.

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Another treatment called corneal cross-linking was recently approved by the FDA and is effective in slowing down or stopping the progression of keratoconus. Surgical treatments for keratoconus include corneal intacs and corneal transplantation.

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Mount Greenwood Eye Professionals works closely with corneal ophthalmologists to co-manage patients in need of these procedures. Often times, patients will need to be refit with contact lenses after cross-linking or surgery.