Is There A Cure For Keratoconus?

Posted: Apr 20, 2022 by The Eye Center
Filed under: Keratoconus

Healthy corneas are clear and dome-shaped at the front of your eye. It’s what’s responsible for focusing light into your eyes. Keratoconus causes cornea thinning and bulging, changing the shape and bringing light out of focus. This causes cloudy and distorted vision and makes everyday activities difficult to complete, such as reading, driving, etc. And because of the many symptoms, it decreases the quality of life.

Anyone who has keratoconus can relate to the frustrations of the diagnosis. The Eye Center in Columbia, SC, can provide life-changing services that will bring quality back to living.

Is There A Cure?

In its early stages, keratoconus is easily treated with contact lenses or eyeglasses. As the disease progresses, a prescription won’t be enough to correct the blurry vision, headaches, and other symptoms associated with the condition.

Unfortunately, there is not a permanent cure for Keratoconus, but there is a way to help restore vision in the advanced stages. Here are options for advanced vision correction:

  • Scleral or Rigid Gas Permeable Contacts – these specialized contact lenses are customed to fit over the cornea in a way that will allow light to focus into the eye more accurately, restoring clearer vision.
  • Cornea Transplant Surgery – the procedure removes all or part of the cornea and replaces it with a healthy cornea.
  • Corneal Cross-Linking – increases the strength of the corneal tissue and can help fight against bulging in the early stages.

Keratoconus will not go away on its own, but can be helped with medications or surgery. The shape of the cornea can’t change, even with specialized contact lenses. But there are various options at The Eye Center in Columbia, SC, that can restructure better healthier vision.

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