We provide professional support in Keratoconus.
Keratoconus is a serious eye disease in which the cornea deforms and protrudes in the form of
a cone, tapering forward. The cornea is the transparent dome-shaped layer
at the very front of the eye, the resulting change causes the incoming light to
be unable to focus on the visual field. Blurred vision occurs, daily tasks
such as reading books, newspapers, and not being able to drive become too
difficult to perform. Keratoconus is not a condition that causes permanent
blindness, and it is very easy to treat.
Undetermined keratoconus; It is seen that it is inherited from the mother or father. Keratoconus occurs
after the age of 10, and if left untreated, the vision problems associated with
the disease worsen over a period of 10 years.
Keratoconus, which usually affects both eyes ; It can also cause very different problems
between the two eyes. It may progress with different findings in both
slight blurring of vision,
Seeing as if bent in straight lines,
sensitivity to light,
Symptoms such as redness, swelling and watering of the eye can be seen.
Keratoconus treatment depends on the stage of the disease. In the mild stages, the symptoms can
be handled with glasses, but eye surgery may be required in the future. A
small curved device is inserted into the cornea and the curvature is tried to
be corrected. Eye drops are used to strengthen the cornea.
Keratoconus, which occurs during adolescence, generally
exacerbates during adolescence. This eye disease, which he has been aware
of since his 20s, can even lead to serious vision problems that require corneal
transplantation if left untreated. As with all diseases, eye diseases must be
treated in the early period, and diagnosis and treatment should not be delayed.
Hybrid therapy was developed by New York University.
In this treatment, the irregularity on the corneal
surface is removed by laser and the cornea is strengthened with vitamin B2 +
ultraviolet light therapy applied in the same session. Thus, the
progression of keratoconus is stopped.
No. Contact lenses do not cure keratoconus and do not stop the progression of the disease. A
contact lens is just a tool that allows you to see as much as possible.