Karateconous Treatment through Cross Linking

Corneal Cross-Linking for Keratoconus

You may have many questions if you are someone who has just been diagnosed with keratoconus. Treatment is essential if you are experiencing any symptoms related to keratoconus. That’s why our team at Trusted LASIK Surgeons™ is here to help. One effective treatment option ophthalmologists provide to combat keratoconus is corneal cross-linking. We can help you find the right eye doctor in your area that will work with you to ensure you receive the best quality of care for your keratoconus.

What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus occurs when the cornea gradually thins and bulges outward into a cone shape. This bilateral corneal steepening progresses gradually and is non-inflammatory. The cornea plays two important roles. First, it is responsible for bending and focusing light, enabling you to see. Second, it helps to protect your eyes from harmful UV rays, germs, and dirt. Untreated keratoconus can cause scarring on the cornea making your vision blurry or distorted. 

Symptoms of Keratoconus

Symptoms of keratoconus include glare, poor vision at night, eyestrain, itching, ghost images, blurred vision, and sensitivity to light. These symptoms vary, and the intensity of the symptoms will depend on the stage of the condition. The more severe the condition, the worse symptoms will be. If you are showing signs of keratoconus, contact us to set you up with a professional who can determine the cause and the best treatment for you.

Corneal Cross-Linking Can Help

Corneal cross-linking is a treatment that can help slow or stop keratoconus from progressing. This treatment does not reverse keratoconus, but it can help diminish the progression of keratoconus and prevent the condition from worsening. This procedure involves using eyedrop medication combined with ultraviolet light, which causes the cross-linking of the cornea. Collagen fibers are created to act as support beams to stiffen the cornea and prevent keratoconus from worsening. Corneal cross-linking is recommended for patients suffering from mild to moderate keratoconus. This treatment can help patients avoid needing a corneal transplant.

Find the Right Cataract Surgeon Near You

At Trusted LASIK Surgeons™, we are ready to help you find the right eye care team for your keratoconus. Learn more about how we can help and the various eye care options available for you by visiting our website today.

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