Top 3 Keratoconus Questions and Answers
Q. Is the UV light safe?
A. Only a small amount of UV light is used and it does not pose any risks. The amount of UV light exposure throughout the treatment is less than or comparable to the same amount of UV light your eyes are subjected throughout a full day outdoors in the summer.
Q. When will I need to attend check-ups?
A. At AVC, we offer comprehensive aftercare. We will need you to attend the following check-ups:
Cross-Linking: 4 to 5 Days, 2 Weeks, 6 Weeks, 3 Months, 6 Months and 12 Months
INTACS: 4 to 5 Days, 2 Weeks, 6 to 8 Weeks, 6 Months and 12 Months
Once your prescription is consistently stable, which can take up to a year, there are treatments available to correct your prescription and leave your glasses and contact lenses free. Dependent on your age, either Implantable Contact Lens treatment or Clear Lens Exchange may be recommended.
Q. What is the recovery process?
A. For both INTACS and Cross-Linking, the recovery period can take up to a week and some discomfort may be experienced for 2 to 3 days after your treatment. At your first post-operative check 4 to 5 days after treatment, Dr Pillai will examine your eyes and remove the protective lens. Your vision will fluctuate after treatment, this can last between one to three months. Once your prescription is stable, new glasses and contact lenses can be fitted.
Interested in the Treatment?
If you would like to find out more about this treatment at Advanced Vision Care and how it can transform your eyesight, 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.