keratoconus Treatment in Iran

keratoconus Treatment in Iran


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.


General information about Keratoconus treatment

General information


Range between $1000 to $1200


local anesthesia

Hospital stay


Back to work

2 weeks

Duration of operation

30-60 minutes

Minimum stay in Iran

5 days


About Iranian surgery

Iranian surgery website is an online medical tourism platform where you can find the best Keratoconus treatment Surgeons in Iran. The price of Keratoconus treatment in Iran can vary depends on the types of treatment. So, if you are looking for the cost of Keratoconus treatment, you can contact us and get free consultation from Iranian surgery.



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Keratoconus symptoms

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:

  • Double vision when looking with just one eye
  • Objects both near and far that look blurry
  • Bright lights that appear to have halos around them
  • Light streaks
  • Triple ghost images
  • Blurry vision that makes it hard to drive

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Keratoconus Risks

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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Keratoconus Causes

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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Keratoconus Treatment

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.

Most surgeons in Iran have high experience in plastic surgery.

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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10 common question about keratoconus

1Can keratoconus be corrected?
Keratoconus treatment In the mildest form of keratoconus, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses may help. may help. But as the disease progresses and the cornea thins and becomes increasingly more irregular in shape, glasses and regular soft contact lens designs no longer provide adequate vision correction.
2Can keratoconus be cured?
Currently there is no cure for keratoconus. It is a lifelong eye disease. Thankfully, however, most cases of keratoconus can be successfully managed. For mild to moderate keratoconus, scleral contact lenses made of advanced rigid gas permeable lens materials typically are the treatment of choice.
3Can keratoconus be treated by laser surgery?
However, the changes to the cornea make it impossible for the eye to focus without eyeglasses or contact lenses. Keratoconus can be dangerous if laser vision correction surgery (LASIK or PRK) is performed on the eye, because it can make the condition worse.
4Can you go blind if you have keratoconus?
A: Keratoconus does not typically lead to complete blindness. But the disease can degrade vision to a level where one will experience difficulty leading a normal life. ... A: If someone has very mild keratoconus, then it is possible that they may not require glasses or contact lenses after receiving keratoconus treatment.
5How quickly does keratoconus progression?
KERATOCONUS MAY PROGRESS FOR 10 TO 20 YEARS OR LONGER Keratoconus usually starts after puberty or in the early teenage years. Both eyes are usually affected but not to the same extent. The active period of keratoconus lasts for around 5 years.
6Is Keratoconus serious?
Keratoconus is an eye disease that may or may not cause loss of visual acuity that is severe enough to be considered a disability. ... Thankfully, in most cases, treatments such as scleral contact lenses and/or corneal cross-linking can prevent even advanced keratoconus from causing this level of severe vision loss.
7Can I live a normal life with keratoconus?
The good news is that it does not have to be this way and that patients with keratoconus can go on to live normal lives just like any other person with good sight.
8What causes keratoconus to get worse?
When the fibers are weakened, they cannot hold their shape. This causes the cornea to change from a dome to more cone-like in shape. When the Collagen continues to weaken, the Keratoconus gets worse, and there are factors that contribute to this.
9What happens if Keratoconus is not treated?
This condition can also cause swelling and scarring of your cornea. These changes to the cornea can cause vision problems, such as nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. Keratoconus has different types. They are based on the shape and location of the thinned cornea.
10Can keratoconus go away on its own?
In most people who have keratoconus, both eyes are eventually affected, although not always to the same extent. ... With severe keratoconus, the stretched collagen fibers can lead to severe scarring. If the back of the cornea tears, it can swell and take many months for the swelling to go away.


  1. harry says:

    What is mild keratoconus? Is it about eyelid?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      The keratoconus consists of five stages of development, depending on which stage of treatment the individual is in.
      These include: Pre-Corneal Stage, Mild Stage of Disease, Moderate Disease Stage, Severe Progressive Stage, and the last stage where the disease progresses to the point where corneal transplant surgery is required.

      When the keratoconus is mild, one’s vision can be corrected with glasses. If the disease progresses to a greater extent, one should use hard contact lenses in order to be able to see better.

  2. eymen.4 says:

    hey there. I’m a 48 year old female with keratoconus problem. I’m a none smoker athlete and haven’t done any eye surgery and I don’t use any contact lenses but somehow I have keratoconus
    is there a way to cure my sickness with any method that doesn’t Involve surgery?

    • Iranian Surgery Adviser says:

      Keratoconus does not fade on its own. The shape of your cornea can’t permanently change, even with medications, special contact lenses, or surgery. Remember, we have various options for reshaping your cornea, but keratoconus is a chronic, lifelong disorder.

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