KERATOCONUS TREATMENT OPTIONS
Before talking about keratoconus treatment, you should know what exactly happens if you have this eye condition. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease with a thinning of the cornea that causes a distortion of images and decreased vision.
Normally, your cornea, the clear outer lens of your eye, has a round shape. However, in the case of keratoconus, the structure isn’t strong enough, so it gets cone-shaped and bulges outward.
As the shape of your cornea changes, the smooth surface also becomes wavy, causing irregular astigmatism, aka blurred vision. Also, as the front expands, your vision becomes near-sighted, and you get myopia.
The patient may have difficulty performing activities, such as driving, writing, reading, or watching television. Glare and light sensitivity are pretty common symptoms too.
Most cases are diagnosed during adolescence or early ’20s. It can develop only in one eye, although it is almost always bilateral.
At present, there is no total cure for keratoconus. The usual treatments manage to slow its evolution. But early detection is of utmost importance to prevent the disease’s advance and the need for a cornea transplant.