Keratoconus Symptoms and Treatment

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 Ophthalmologist, explains the symptoms and treatment options of Keratoconus.

 Ophthalmologist, explains the symptoms and treatment options of Keratoconus.

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Keratoconus Symptoms and Treatment

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1

Keratoconus is a disease of the iris.

Explanation:

Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea. Keratoconic corneas have too few or weaker than normal collagen bonds.

2

Corneal collagen cross-linking is a minimally-invasive treatment for keratoconus.

Explanation:

Corneal collagen cross-linking is a minimally-invasive surface treatment for keratoconus, performed using a topical anesthetic.

3

Until recently, removing the eye was the only treatment option available for advanced keratoconus.

Explanation:

Until recently, a corneal transplant was the only treatment option available for advanced keratoconus.

4

Keratoconus causes a cone-shaped corneal bulge to develop.

Explanation:

Keratoconus causes a cone-shaped corneal bulge to develop. It's a result of the cornea thinning over time.

5

If you have keratoconus, you will work with a local ophthalmologist.

Explanation:

If you have keratoconus, you will work with a local ophthalmologist. They are trained in surgical and non-surgical treatments of eye diseases and conditions.

This content is for informational purposes only, and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified healthcare professional with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.

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