The Galveston and Houston Ophthalmologists at The Eye Clinic of Texas relayed some helpful information about keratoconus. “Although Keratoconus is a relatively rare corneal disease, it’s impact on vision and overall lifestyle can be quite significant as it progresses,” stated Ophthalmologist Bernard Milstein, M.D. “Vision correction in the early phases is often possible with eyeglasses and contact lenses. In the intermediate phases specialized contact lenses are often necessary to provide good vision and physical tolerance. As Keratoconus progresses and reaches its later phases, corneal surgery including transplantation may be required in order for patients to conduct normal activities and enjoy normal lifestyles.” Newer types of corneal surgery and treatment may include implantation of prescription inserts, called Intacs®, and a non surgical approach called CXL that enhances corneal collagen cross linking through the photoactivation of riboflavin. By carefully monitoring the progression of Keratoconus and applying the necessary treatment options it is possible to help patients maintain good vision and functioning.
If you or someone you know suffers from keratoconus and would like to learn more please call The Eye Clinic of Texas at 800-423-3937, visit The Eye Clinic of Texas or facebook.com/ecot.lasik to schedule an appointment.
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