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I was diagnosed with forme fruste keratoconus. Is this progressively going to deteriorate. What are the causes of this condition?

I was diagnosed with forme fruste keratoconus. Is this progressively going to deteriorate. What are the causes of this condition?

Keratoconus: At age 25 it could, ; usually one eye more than the other. I recommend you follow up with an ophthalmologist (eye surgeon/md), preferably a cornea specialist who will be checking your vision, refraction, astigmatism ; serial topographies. If you develop frank keratoconus, you should strongly consider corneal collagen cross-linking, being done per fda protocols in the us at many universities. ...Read more

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Dr. Lawrence Kessler
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Keratoconus (Definition)

Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea bulges forward, leading to distorted vision. While keratoconus can start in childhood, it can also develop later in life. Eye rubbing is a known risk factor. Corneal collagen crosslinking has emerged as the first line treatment for keratoconus - as it can stop progression of the disease and often improve vision and the ...Read more


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What is keratoconus?

What is  keratoconus?

Keratoconus : Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea of the eye where the cornea thins and bulges outward, causing blurred vision. Crosslinking can stop the progression of the disease. ...Read more

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Can I cure my keratoconus?

Can I cure my keratoconus?

Yes: Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea, or front of the eye, is very steep. Patients with keratoconus are often very near-sighted and have astigmatism. Hard contact lenses can correct for this in most cases. For corneas that are too steep or irregular for contacts or those with scarring, corneal transplantation can be done. ...Read more

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How do you heal keratoconus?

How do you heal keratoconus?

Keratoconus: Crosslinking is the only procedure that stops the progression of keratoconus. Once treated, the next step is to improve vision with contact lenses. Intacs or topography-guided prk are other surgical options after cross linking. ...Read more

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What to do if I have keratoconus ?

What to do if I have keratoconus ?

Corneal specialist: This condition is best handled by ophthalmologists that are specialists in the cornea. There have been significant improvements in treatment and stabilization of the condition. These specialists are trained in these treatments. What should you do - make an appointment with one of them. ...Read more

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What are the effects of keratoconus?

What are the effects of keratoconus?

Blurry Vision: The weak corneal collagen allows the cornea to gradually take on an abnormal shape, which interferes with vision. At first this resembles ordinary astigmatism and glasses will help. As the condition progresses, the cornea becomes more irregular shape producing irregular astigmatism requiring a rgp contact lens for best vision or a corneal transplant. Crosslinking can stop progression in most cases. ...Read more

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How is keratoconus typically treated?

How is keratoconus typically treated?

Corneal Crosslinking: Corneal Crosslinking is a non-surgical procedure which can halt the progression of keratoconus, and should be considered for any patients with progressive keratoconus. RGP contact lenses, Intacs, scleral contact lenses and corneal transplantation are the modalities which can be used to rehabilitate vision. We perform epithelial-on crosslinking as a first step to stabilize the condition. ...Read more

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Does synergeyes work for keratoconus?

Does synergeyes work for keratoconus?

Depends on cornea: Synergeyes is a type of hybrid contact lens that can be used in keratoconus. It uses a rigid central portion affixed to a soft skirt. This maintains good vision and improves comfort. These lenses are more expensive to buy and to fit. If a good fit can be achieved, initial comfort may be better than with hard lenses, wearing time can sometimes suffer though. ...Read more

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How much can keratoconus affect reading?

How much can keratoconus affect reading?

Keratoconus: Keratoconus can profoundly affect vision - both distance and reading. Please see your eye doctor - as contact lenses can help. However - a treatment to stop the progression of keratoconus -called crosslinking - is an important step. ...Read more

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What makes keratoconus difficult to treat?

Keratoconus.: Because of the degree and extent of the "cone" and the irregular astigmatism it produces. ...Read more

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