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Keratoconus Diagnosis & Treatment

Keratoconus Specialized in Houston

Keratoconus is an eye disease of which the cornea thins and bulges into a cone shape. This irregular shape deflects light as it enters the eye and causes blurred or distorted vision. The eye disease typically starts during a person’s teen years and can appear in one or both eyes.

What are the Symptoms of Keratoconus?

There are a handful of symptoms linked to keratoconus. Symptoms can first appear as early as puberty or in late teen years.

Contact us if you’re experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Double vision
  • Kayser-Fleischer ring, or ringed discoloration around the iris
  • Astigmatism
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Nearsightedness

Can Keratoconus be Treated or Cured?

Keratoconus cannot be completely cured, but there are several options to help with seeing clearly:

  • Soft contact lenses (with hydrogel: gel-like plastic & water)
  • Artificial tears
  • Scleral contact lenses
  • Corneal transplant

In keratoconus’ mild form, glasses or contact lenses might be all you need. If it progresses, you may require more complex care.


Source: Grange Vision

Keratoconus Specialized in Houston.

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