Keratoconus Diagnosis And Treatment
Are you experiencing prolonged blurred vision and difficulty seeing at night? Could you be suffering from Keratoconus? Learn about Keratoconus symptoms, diagnosis & treatment.
First of all, what is Keratoconus? Your body has many parts that need to remain flexible to be fully functional. This includes your eye’s cornea. Keratoconus is when your cornea can no longer flex, due to becoming very thin. It might bulge, like a cone because it is stuck in one shape. Keratoconus might differ from person to person. Generally, symptoms might consist of the following: blurred vision, light sensitivity, difficulty with night vision, light halos, eye strains, headaches and eye irritation. Of course, many of these symptoms might have other causes. That is why its early stages require diagnosis from a competent eye doctor. The most severe Keratoconus can make it very difficult for you to see and live a normal life.
Diagnostic Eye Exam
Your cornea has a normal cone shape, with Keratoconus this become more pronounced, bulging and deformed. Our professional eye doctor can use a slit-lamp eye exam to determine if you suffer from corneal thinning, Fleischer’s ring, Vogt’s striae or Apical scarring. What do these medical terms mean? Fleischer’s ring is an iron colored ring around your eye’s cone. Vogt’s striae are stress lines caused by corneal thinning. Apical scarring occurs at the apex of your eye’s cone. Your vision doctor can also use eye refraction, keratometry or computerized corneal mapping for Keratoconus diagnosis.
Treatment all depends on the severity of your Keratoconus. Mild to moderate Keratoconus can be treated with stronger eyeglasses or contact lenses. The cornea should regain stability after a couple of years. Other possibilities are Corneal Vaulting Devices. Due to the larger bulge, these vision devices must clear your eye to prevent any rubbing. The worst case scenario could require surgery. Preventative eye care might involve tests to see if any chronic or long-term problems are serious. We, at Twenty Twenty Eyecare can give you a Keratoconus eye exam. Keratoconus diagnosis & treatment can help you improve your vision. We are your friendly neighborhood Tulsa, Oklahoma optometrist. Stop by to get the latest eye glasses or contact lenses. Our eye doctor can give you a vision test to make sure everything is working properly. Be proactive and enjoy the best sight.