Keratoconus is a condition where the eye’s cornea ceases to hold its dome shape. For patients who develop Keratoconus, the cornea begins to bulge outwards taking on an unnatural cone-like shape. The condition is one that impacts the quality of life for one in every 2,000 people. There are several options that patients have when it comes to treatment.
Here, we talk a little more about the condition and examine all of the treatment options available in the UK.
What Causes Keratoconus
Let’s get technical just for a moment. The condition is caused due to a decrease in protective antioxidants within the cornea – these antioxidants play a crucial role in protecting collagen fibres, which, in the case of Keratoconus sufferers, weaken the cornea into a cone like structure.
Genetics & Symptoms
There is a genetic link to the condition, and it is known to run within families. The symptoms include blurred vision and glares and halos, especially during the night time.
Cross Linking and INTACS are a couple of safe and painless non-laser treatments that have the ability to stop the progression of Keratoconus. Advanced Vision Care offers both of these cutting edge UK treatments, and are celebrated as one of the nation’s leading independent vision correction clinics.
Interested in Treatment?
If you would like to find out more about all of the available treatments for Keratoconus at Advanced Vision Care, then why not call AVC TODAY on 0800 652 4878 and request your free information pack or book your consultation to find out how we can help you.