What is keratoconus?
Keratoconus symptoms,Causes,risks and Treatment
The Keratoconus treatment Process
What is keratoconus?
Keratoconus (KC) is a disorder of the eye which results in progressive thinning of the cornea. This may result in blurry vision, double vision, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and light sensitivity. Usually both eyes are affected. In more severe cases a scarring or a circle may be seen within the cornea. While the cause is unknown, it is believed to occur due to a combination of genetic, environmental, and hormonal factors. About seven percent of those affected have a family history of the condition. Proposed environmental factors include rubbing the eyes and allergies. The underlying mechanism involves changes of the cornea to a cone shape. Diagnosis is by examination with a slit lamp.
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Keratoconus changes your vision in two ways:
As the cornea changes shape from a ball to a cone, the smooth surface becomes wavy. This is called irregular astigmatism.
As the front expands, your vision becomes more nearsighted. That means you can see objects clearly only when they’re up close. Anything too far away looks like a blur.
An eye doctor may spot the signs during an eye exam. You should also mention symptoms like:
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These factors can increase your chances of developing keratoconus:
Certain diseases. The risk of developing keratoconus may be higher if you have certain inherited diseases or genetic conditions, such as Down syndrome, Leber's congenital amaurosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome or osteogenesis imperfecta.
Family history of keratoconus. If you have a family history of keratoconus, you may have a higher chance of developing keratoconus.
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The exact cause of Keratoconus is debatable. Several theories are built on research and its alliance with other circumstances. But none of the theories explain it all and it may be caused by a combination of several different insults to the cornea.
However new research proposes that Keratoconus may occurs due to an imbalance of enzymes within the cornea. Due to this imbalance cornea becomes more susceptible to oxidative destruction from compound named as free radicals, causing it to weaken and bulge forward. It is also believed that the environmental, genetics and the endocrine system are involved in the occurrence of Keratoconus.
Keratoconus is also related with eye injuries such as excessive eye rubbing, history of wearing hard contact lenses, eye diseases like Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis, Retinitis Pigmentosa Retinopathy of Prematurity, Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis etc. Systemic diseases such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Down Syndrome, and Osteogenesis Imperfecta and overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun.
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The treatment of Keratoconus depends on the severity of the Keratoconus signs. In early levels, eyesight can be improved with the use of eyeglasses. If eyeglasses fail to deliver adequate vision then Contact lenses may be suggested to wear so that light penetrating the eye is evenly refracted & eyesight is not distorted. In mild cases, new eyeglasses generally make eyesight good again. People suffering from Keratoconus should also refrain his/her eyes from rubbing as it can aggravate thinning of corneal tissue and make conditions worse.
Contact lenses can be soft, rigid or scleral lenses. Depending on the extent of keratoconus, your doctor may recommend you appropriate lenses. Keratoconus may be treated by Intacs, small curved implantable corneal devices, which can restructure the cornea. Intacs are FDA approved and can help flatten the steep cornea found in Keratoconus.
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) is a technique wherein ultraviolet (UV) light is used to strengthen a keratoconic eye with the help of riboflavin. The procedure may take a maximum of 30 minutes and fairly comfortable to undergo. After the procedure you may be given appropriate medication and asked to come for follow up. However, this procedure only helps in preventing further weakening of your cornea, but does not reverse it.
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The Keratoconus treatment Process
Just like any other surgery, you should check your medical records with a professional doctor. To do this, you must send us all your medical files and medical IDs. We will connect you with the best doctors, hospitals and clinics in Iran, and then you can ask any questions you have in mind.
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Most Iranian surgeons graduate from reputable American and European universities and have enough experience to do so.
Low price is one of the most important features of Keratoconus treatment in Iran. This is because the cost is less than 100 to 300 percent of the price of Keratoconus treatment in Europe, Turkey, Qatar and the United States, while maintaining the same efficiency.
By traveling to Iran, you can save the most money and get the highest quality of Keratoconus treatment.
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