Early Detection of Macular Degeneration
Keratoconus is a rare eye condition in which the front surface of the eye, cornea, becomes thin and develops a cone-like protrusion. As light enters the keratoconic cornea it is distorted making it difficult to form a clear image on the retina, leading to blurred vision. Along with blurred vision there can also be difficulties with glare, irritated eyes, and frequent changes in your prescription. Keratoconus can make day-to-day activities difficult to perform and in extreme cases can lead to pain in the eye.
Keratoconus can be difficult to diagnose and may go undetected for long periods of time. Our office uses Corneal Topographical measurements to further categorize the level of Keratoconus. Keratoconus generally affects both eyes but each eye tends to progress at a different rate. Keratoconus tends to present in the second decade of life (20’s) but rare cases can occur after this time. Keratoconus will progress and worsen until the fourth decade of life (40’s) where is stabilizes. Severe cases can cause scarring of the cornea leading to more surgical options of correction.