What is Keratoconus ??
Keratoconus is a progressive disease affecting Cornea – the clear dome shaped front surface of the eye – causing thinning and gradual bulging outwards into a cone-shape.
Usually affects young males and females between 10 and 25 years old and may progress slowly for 10 years or more. Progression is more in females specially when got pregnant.
Usually both eyes are affected but one may be worse than other
Am I At Risk of Keratoconus??
Keratoconus is multifactorial, Some genetic and environmental factors are involved. Around 1 in 10 people with keratoconus also have a parent with the condition.
You may be at risk of keratoconus if you have:
- Having a family history of keratoconus
- Rubbing your eyes vigorously
- Having certain conditions, such as retinitis pigmentosa, Down syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, hay fever and asthma
When to Suspect Keratoconus ??
If you are complaining of one of the following:
Blurred or distorted vision
Increased sensitivity to bright light and glare, which can cause problems with night driving
A need for frequent changes in eyeglass prescriptions or Intolerance to contact lenses
Sudden worsening or clouding of vision
Can I have vision loss from Keratoconus??
Unfortunately, keratoconus is a progressive disease that may lead to so much irregularity of cornea and scarring leading to vision loss.
Moreover, in some situations, your cornea may swell quickly and cause sudden reduced vision and scarring of the cornea. This is caused by a condition in which the inside lining of your cornea breaks down, allowing fluid to enter the cornea (hydrops). The swelling usually subsides by itself, but a scar may form that affects your vision.
When To See Your Doctor ........
You should be examined if your eyesight is worsening rapidly, which might be caused by an irregular curvature of the eye (astigmatism) or scarring.
We will investigate your eyes and find you the best options for preserving and improving your sight
We have 2 main goals to achieve in managing keratoconus
We will add Riboflavin (vitamin B2) to your cornea and impowers its action by ultraviolet rays (UVA) in a session that takes few minutes to perform.
Femtosecond laser assisted intracorneal rings can be used to flattens the bulged cornea and improving visual potential
Diagnosis and Planning treatment
Scleral Contact Lenses
Maximize your Vision
If the Cornea had advanced disease or had been scarred, Keratoplasty – removing the diseased tissue and substituting it by a new normal corneal tissue – will be done
Lamellar – diseased part only substituted – or Penetrating – whole diseased cornea substituted – is done to improve visual potentials
new technologies and FEMTOSECOND LASER can be used to optimize results and fastens visual recovery
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