What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is an uncommon degenerative eye condition that usually begins in young adulthood. It can occur in one or both eyes, and can be difficult to detect because it usually develops slowly, though it may progress rapidly in some cases. Typically, patients have a long history of progressing myopia and astigmatism. They generally need to change their glasses and contacts more frequently than average and, even with glasses or contacts, they often experience distorted vision, streaking and sensitivity to light.
What causes Keratoconus?
Keratoconus occurs when the cornea, which is normally round, becomes thinner and develops a cone-like bulge. When light rays enter the eye, they are bent by the cone shape, causing substantial distortion of vision, ghosting (the perception of multiple ghost images), blurriness, sensitivity to bright light and eye strain.
What are my treatment options?
We understand how important your vision is to you – especially if you are young and have your whole life ahead of you. At VLEC, we can help you greatly improve the quality of your vision – and your life with:
A safe and common procedure that can strengthen the cornea, improving effectiveness of INTACS rings.