Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition in which the normally round cornea (the clear, dome-shaped surface that covers the front of the eye) becomes thin and cone-shaped. This causes distorted and blurry vision, and can lead to significant visual impairment if left untreated.
Treatment for keratoconus depends on the severity of the condition. In the early stages, glasses or soft contact lenses may be used to correct vision. As the condition progresses, rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses may be used to provide sharper vision by replacing the irregular corneal surface with a smooth surface.
In some cases, surgery may be necessary to treat keratoconus. Some common keratoconus surgeries include:
It may take several weeks or months for the eye to fully heal, and patients will need to attend follow-up appointments with their ophthalmologist to monitor their condition.
If you are experiencing any symptoms related to your vision, please contact us to make an appointment with one of the sub-specialised keratoconus specialists to discuss the best treatment options for you.
The clinic will be closed from Monday 6th November 2023 and will re-open on Wednesday 8th November 2023.
The clinic will be closed from Friday 22nd December 2023 and will re-open on Monday 8th January 2024.
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