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ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT KERATOCONUS

What is keratoconus?

The cornea is a transparent dome-shaped window forming the outer line of your eyes. A medical condition called Keratoconus is diagnosed when the cornea changes its shape like a cone and gets thinner. The cornea protects the eyes from dirt, infection, and UV rays and focuses light on the eyes. In this condition, however, the light rays cannot be focused due to the changed shape making the vision blurry. This leads to trouble in doing daily activities like reading, writing, or driving. Keratoconus affects both eyes but, in some cases, just one eye is affected.

What causes keratoconus?

There is still no clarity about what causes Keratoconus but ophthalmologists have listed some of the possible causes:

  1. Eye allergies
  2. Rubbing eyes excessively
  3. Genetic disorder
  4. Marfan syndrome
  5. Ehlers-Danlos syndrome

What are the risk factors for keratoconus?

Risk factors for keratoconus include a family history of the condition, overexposure to UV radiation, chronic eye rubbing, and certain conditions such as atopic diseases.

What are the symptoms of keratoconus?

People in their late teens or early 20s can develop this eye condition but is mostly not noticed until gets worse over the next few years. The symptoms that can be detected in the early stage of Keratoconus are as follows:

  1. Blurring of vision.
  2. Distorted vision of straight lines. The lines appear wavy or bent but in reality, it is straight.
  3. The sensitivity towards light and glare increases.
  4. Frequent redness and swelling

The symptoms in the later stages worsen but usually, it takes a long time to go from early to late stage. The eyesight becomes blurrier and the person may develop astigmatism in the later stage.
But if you find any symptoms of keratoconus, we advise you to visit the best keratoconus specialist in Hyderabad.

What is the best treatment for keratoconus?

The best keratoconus treatment in Hyderabad depends on the severity of the condition. If Keratoconus is diagnosed at an early stage with symptoms like mild blurring of vision, then it can be corrected using eyeglasses. If the symptoms are worse at a later stage then a special hard contact lens may be the solution. Here are some of the other treatments that the ophthalmologist may use for Keratoconus management:

  1. Intacs is a curved device that doctors use to flatten the curve of cornea to improve vision.
  2. Collagen cross-linking is a method in which ophthalmologists use UV light to stiffen the cornea so that it does not bulge further.
  3. If the symptoms are very severe, then the doctor may recommend a corneal transplant.

It is advisable that one should not rub eyes if there are any prevailing symptoms of Keratoconus.

How is keratoconus diagnosed?

Diagnosis of keratoconus typically involves a comprehensive eye examination, corneal mapping, and corneal thickness and curvature measurements. Advanced imaging technologies such as corneal topography and tomography are often used to assess the corneal shape and structure.
Proper diagnosis of keratoconus in the early stage from the best cornea specialist in Hyderabad always helps to better treatment and cure.

Can keratoconus be prevented?

Keratoconus cannot be prevented, but early detection and management of risk factors such as eye rubbing and UV exposure may help slow the progression of the condition.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Can keratoconus be cured permanently?

While keratoconus cannot be permanently cured, treatments such as corneal cross-linking have shown high success rates in halting the progression of the condition and stabilizing the cornea.

How much does keratoconus surgery cost in Hyderabad?

The cost of keratoconus surgery in Hyderabad can vary depending on the specific procedure, location, and healthcare provider. It is recommended to consult with the best ophthalmologist in Hyderabad for an accurate cost assessment based on individual needs and treatment options. We recommend you contact us today and book your appointment as soon as possible.

Why choose Pixel Eye Hospital for best keratoconus treatment in Hyderabad?

Pixel Eye Hospital in Hyderabad is a reputable and trusted facility for keratoconus treatment, led by highly experienced ophthalmologists Dr. Abdul Rasheed and Dr. Krishna Poojita. With their expertise in corneal diseases and extensive knowledge in the field, patients can have confidence in the quality of care they will receive. The hospital is equipped with state-of-the-art technology and modern treatment methods, ensuring accurate diagnosis and effective management of keratoconus. Choosing Pixel Eye Hospital for keratoconus treatment in Hyderabad means accessing top-notch care delivered by skilled professionals who prioritize patient satisfaction and successful outcomes.

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