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A 38-year-old member asked:

Are keratoconus treatments not hard contacts?

2 doctor answers5 doctors weighed in
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology 30 years experience
Current Treatments: Current treatments for keratoconus include: intacs and cross-linking. These help lift up and strengthen the cornea and there is no need for hard contact lenses.
Dr. Tod Haller
Ophthalmology 17 years experience
Few : Hard contact lenses are the standard of care. A procedure called intacs ( intracorneal ring segments ) which is reversible and works well. An experimental procedure called collagen cross linking has shown promise too. I suggest going to a corneal specialist to see which one is best for you. Good luck!

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Do keratoconus treatments that are not hard contacts exist?

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Dr. Matthew Goren
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Yes: Depending on severity. Sometimes just glasses or soft toric contacts can be used. Then rgp lenses. Then surgical intervention.

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