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i have an eye disease called keraticonis .is there any place to take care of this before i become blind i need help doc.?

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Dr. Christiaan Maurer
Dr. Christiaan Maurer answered
Internal Medicine 23 years experience
OPHTHO: You need to see an ophthalmologist and have this treated with antiviral medication.
Dr. Jodi Luchs
LASIK Surgery 30 years experience
Help is available: Keratoconus is a progressive condition which can cause a deterioration in vision, but the progression can be stopped with a procedure called corneal crosslinking. We perform this in-office procedure routinely as part of the CXLUSA clinical trial. In addition, intacs, RGP contact lenses, or corneal transplantation can all help to reshape the cornea and restore vision.

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I have.An eye disease called keraticonis .Is there a cure for that eye disease.?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Not yet: Improvements are being made in treatment and the current popular which you can discuss with your corneal specialist is riboflavin treatment which helps stabilize the apparently loose connections of the protein composition in this condition. I am sure more work will eventually discover the cause but not quite yet.

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