Keratoconus Treatment & Management
Scleral (contact) lenses or hybrid (contact) lens are considered the most significant technological advancement in the management of keratoconus. These comfortable lenses are usually the choice that our eye doctor prescribes because of their ability to create a smooth symmetrical ocular surface needed for clearer vision, without the discomfort that may be associated with traditional rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses. Frequent visits to the optometrist may be necessary to make certain the fit and prescription of your lenses are correct, especially if Keratoconus continues to progress.
Additional treatments are often recommended to help slow down the progression of corneal thinning. These include corneal crosslinking procedures that are minimally invasive and help strengthen the collagen framework in the cornea. Although this is not a fix for the visual acuity, it does prevent further progression of the disease and significantly improve later visual prognosis. Our office works very closely with surgeons in the area to arrange treatments when necessary.
If you or someone you love may be struggling with this eye disease, schedule an appointment with us. Let our family help take care of yours.