WHAT IS Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a gradually progressing disorder that causes structural issues that affect the shape, thickness, and strength of the cornea. Individuals with keratoconus often have corneas with a cone-like shape that, when severe enough, can cause vision problems. Some of the more common signs of the condition include having a sensitivity to light, irregular astigmatism, blurred vision, or worsening distance vision. Our board-certified ophthalmologists at Focal Point Vision specialize in treating this corneal disease and offer a range of solutions for individuals throughout San Antonio, TX and its surrounding areas.
Cross-Linking for Progressive Keratoconus
HOW IS KERATOCONUS TREATED?
At Focal Point Vision, our board-certified ophthalmologists perform a range of advanced techniques to combat the effects of keratoconus and restore your sight. If you are diagnosed with the disorder and it has progressed enough to warrant treatment, our eye surgeons will consult with you to determine which solution is the most fitting for your situation:
- Corneal cross-linking: Outpatient surgery that utilizes riboflavin eye drops with UV light
- Intacs® corneal implant: Tiny, crescent-shaped implants that are inserted into the eye to modify the shape
- Corneal transplant: A long-performed technique that replaces the entire cornea with donor tissue
do i have keratoconus?
Although keratoconus could cause vision loss or even blindness when unidentified, this disease can be effectively treated by a trained eye surgeon with years of experience in this specialized realm of care. When you've noticed any potential signs or symptoms of keratoconus, such as progressively worsening distance vision or blurry, distorted eyesight, reach out to our San Antonio, TX office and schedule your consultation with a member of our team.
How Do Health Professionals Diagnose Cornea Disease?
When you’re experiencing abnormal changes to your vision, an eye professional can screen you for cornea disease.Read
A Brief History of Keratoconus
Are you interested in learning more about Keratoconus and Keratoconus care? If so, read this guide.Read
What is Keratoconus
Keratoconus is an eye problem that occurs in 1 out of 2000 people in the general population. It affects the cornea of the eye.Read
The Common Causes of Keratoconus and How to Treat It
There is no conclusive data on keratoconus causes. Several factors have been named as contributing to this eye condition.Read