What you need to know about keratoconus treatment in Brooklyn and Manhattan

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Keratoconus explained

In the toggles below we explain everything you need to know about keratoconus

Keratoconus is an eye condition that typically occurs during your teenage years and progresses into your mid-20’s and 30’s.

The condition hinders your eye’s ability to focus light onto your retina, resulting in blurred and distorted vision.

Keratoconus develops when your cornea – the clear window at the front of your eye – starts to thin, causing a cone-shaped bulge to develop. This irregular shape is a severe form astigmatism where the cornea is slightly weaker than usual.

We can diagnose keratoconus by performing a comprehensive eye examination that uses a variety of instruments to assess your vision and eye health.

The tests include:

  • Eye refraction
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Keratometry
  • Computerized corneal mapping

Depending on the severity of your condition, we will select one of the following treatments:

Mild keratoconus

Treatments include:

  • Spectacles
  • Soft toric contact lenses

Progressed keratoconus

Treatments include:

  • Hard contact lenses
  • Piggyback lenses
  • Hybrid lenses
  • Scleral lenses

Collagen cross-linking

If you are intolerant to contact lenses, a surgical alternative called collagen cross-linking can help to slow down the development of keratoconus.

Severe keratoconus

Treatments include:

  • Corneal inserts
  • Cornea transplant

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