WHAT IS A KERATOCONUS?
The front of the eye, known as the cornea, is the most important focusing component of the eye. Typically, it’s the shape of a basketball, allowing you to see clearly.
Keratoconus causes a gradual change of the corneal shape from a sphere to a cone. With this ‘coning’ of the eye, the person’s vision gets worse. In the early stages, it presents as worsening astigmatism or increased distortion in vision. It can initially be corrected with hard contact lenses. If left untreated, it can cause permanent vision loss requiring corneal transplantation.
WHAT ARE THE TREATMENTS FOR KERATOCONUS?
At Herzig Eye Institute, we provide full care and follow up for all stages of keratoconus, mild or severe. We use our advanced technology to map the cornea and monitor the progression of the disease. If you require treatment, we can provide full care tailored to the stage of your disease and needs.