TOP Doctors for Keratoconus
Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory corneal disease that is often progressive and affects both eyes, resulting in thinning and bulging of the cornea.
Corneal changes in keratoconus lead to blurred, wasted vision and double vision. Everyday life is usually severely impaired, such as driving a car, PC work, watching TV or reading.
The cause of keratoconus is still unclear. Today, keratoconus is thought to be triggered by a variety of factors, with genetic and environmental factors equally playing a role. New methods of investigation allow for early diagnosis, so that keratoconus is more commonly recognized today than it used to be.
Keratoconus usually affects both eyes, yet the symptoms may be different for each eye. While one eye has long been diagnosed with keratoconus, it can take years for the other eye to develop symptoms. As the keratoconus progresses, visual acuity continues to decrease, causing increased and irregular astigmatism.
Mostly, keratoconus is diagnosed during a routine ophthalmologist's examination or as soon as myopia becomes noticeable. Therefore, early signs of keratoconus are frequent eyeglass corrections with drastic changes in the axis and with strikingly changing vision levels. In addition, there is the increasing curvature of the cornea, which at first often only affects the eye. However, since keratoconus is a relatively rare disease, the symptoms are usually not recognized at the beginning. The reason for this is also that many ophthalmologists know keratoconus only theoretically. In case of uncertainty, patients who are afraid of suffering from keratoconus should consult another ophthalmologist.
In the case of a low degree of keratoconus, which usually occurs in the initial stage, the deformation and thinning of the cornea can still be compensated with glasses. In advanced or progressive keratoconus, however, there are usually drastic changes in the cornea.
If you suffer from the silent type of keratoconus, the "fructious form", it can be corrected with glasses or contact lenses. However, it is important to regularly check and observe the keratoconus. In the progressive form of keratoconus, contact lenses can only be used in the early stages, as the progression of the disease causes warping and loss of contact lenses in the eye. At the same time, the cornea is scarring more and more and eyesight is deteriorating. Therefore, we recommend treatment with progressive keratoconus by UV-riboflavin crosslinking. By means of UV radiation and using the light-sensitive B-vitamin riboflavin (B2), individual fibers of the connective tissue of the cornea are crosslinked.
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