Keratoconus Treatment

What Is Keratoconus?

Normally your cornea, the clear outer lens or “windshield” of the eye, has a dome shape, like a ball. Sometimes the structure isn’t strong enough to hold its round shape and it bulges outward, like a cone. This is called keratoconus

  • Eye rubbing
  • Sleep apnea
  • Ageing
  • Chronic eye Inflammation
  • Positive family history
  • Other conditions like:
  • Connective tissue disorders
  • Floppy eyelid syndrome
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Down syndrome
  • Light Sensitivity or lights streaking
  • Double Vision in one eye
  • Blurred and distorted vision at all distance
  • Myopia or near-sightedness
  • Astigmatism
  • Ghostly images i.e. appearance of more than one image when focussing at one
  • Poor night vision

There are different ways, like:

  • slit lamp, which combines an intense light source with a microscope to examine your eyes
  • keratometer to measure the curvature of the cornea
  • Corneal topography, which creates a 3D model of the cornea to detect any subtle changes.

but the most common is called corneal topography. The doctor snaps a photo of your cornea and checks it closely. Children of parents with keratoconus should have one every year starting at age 10.