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How do you heal keratoconus?

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Dr. William Trattler
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Trattler
Dr. William Trattler
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Dr. Jodi Luchs
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Dr. Ilan Cohen
Ophthalmology
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In brief: There is no cure

There is no cure for keratoconus.
The cornea becomes weaker and changes shape over time. A new treatment called corneal crosslinking is being investigated in the us to strengthen the cornea and slow progression of the disease.

In brief: There is no cure

There is no cure for keratoconus.
The cornea becomes weaker and changes shape over time. A new treatment called corneal crosslinking is being investigated in the us to strengthen the cornea and slow progression of the disease.
Dr. Ilan Cohen
Dr. Ilan Cohen
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Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Ophthalmology

In brief: Improvements

Intacs helps improve vision.
People with keratoconus, because of their weak and falling cornea are not seeing to the appropriate window. Meaning that when the intac is inserted it lifts up the cornea. Your specialist should monitor your cornea thickness to see if it may be progressing. And depending, cross linking may be necessary. This can only be treated at the moment.

In brief: Improvements

Intacs helps improve vision.
People with keratoconus, because of their weak and falling cornea are not seeing to the appropriate window. Meaning that when the intac is inserted it lifts up the cornea. Your specialist should monitor your cornea thickness to see if it may be progressing. And depending, cross linking may be necessary. This can only be treated at the moment.
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
Dr. Rajesh Khanna
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