What symptoms help to detect it in time?

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Keratoconus at first can be confused with refractive problems such as myopia, due to a decrease in vision and more commonly with astigmatism due to the appearance or sudden increase in it.

An important symptom to take into account is that Keratoconus usually prevents complete vision correction with the use of lenses, that is, despite wearing lenses, vision is not completely clear.

Many times patients change lenses over and over again without finding improvement and get used to reduced vision without going to the specialist doctor. This could be very serious for young people with this disease as they could quickly progress to an advanced stage in a very short time.

In astigmatism, unlike myopia, progressive increase or deterioration over time is not usual, so when there is a sharp and sudden increase in this refractive defect, it is recommended that the patient undergo a topographic study complete to rule out the existence of this or another disease.

In case the patient is diagnosed with Keratoconus, you must act quickly to start treatment as soon as possible, especially when it comes to children, every day counts to save your children's vision.


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