For further information about keratoconus management, schedule an appointment with Dr. Vicki Lin and Dr. Jennifer Yong at iSight Vision Care in Fountain Valley and Huntington Beach, California.
Keratoconus is when the cornea thins out and bulges like a cone. Changing the shape of the cornea brings light rays out of focus. As a result, your vision is blurry and distorted. Keratoconus often starts when people are in their late teens to early 20s.
The only FDA-approved method to stop the progression of the disease is Corneal Collagen Crosslinking. Our ophthalmologists use a special UV light and eye drops to strengthen the cornea. Doing this helps to flatten or stiffen your cornea, keeping it from bulging further.
Keratoconus treatment depends on your symptoms. When your symptoms are mild, your vision can be corrected with glasses. Later you may need to wear special hard contact lenses to help keep your vision in proper focus. Crosslinking will halt the progression of the disease, but it is not a vision-correcting surgery.
When keratoconus symptoms are severe, our ophthalmologists may suggest a corneal transplant. We will replace all or part of your diseased cornea with healthy donor cornea tissue.