IVF & Keratoconus Progression

What could in vitro fertilization and Keratoconus have to do with each other? As it turns out, basket nike air max 1 quite a bit! Keratoconus is a progressive degenerative disorder of the cornea whereby structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than the more normal gradual spherical shape. timberland soldes soldes timberland We carefully monitor our patients with Keratoconus because Keratoconus can cause substantial distortion of vision, with multiple images, ugg pas cher streaking and sensitivity to light-all of which can worsen if the disease progresses quickly. asics gel kinsei ffxiv Items Researchers reporting in the Journal of Refractive Surgery alerted us to the fact that drugs used in IVF treatment increase estrogen levels, which may affect corneal biomechanics and induce progression of Keratoconus and thus we need to be even more carefully following those patients with Keratoconus who might also be starting IVF treatments. adidas superstar 2 soldes If they are determined to be of particularly high risk for progression, then we might recommend corneal cross-linking treatment to minimize the risk of keratoconus progression before starting IVF treatment.

If you or someone you know suffers from Keratoconus and is considering IVF, please call The Eye Clinic of Texas, an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, at 800-423-3937, nike air huarache pas cher visit The Eye Clinic of Texas, Google+ or facebook.com/ecot.lasik.

The Eye Clinic of Texas is an affiliate of Houston Eye Associates, the largest ophthalmology clinic in the nation.


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