If you have been diagnosed with keratoconus, it is important to know that there are measures you can take to prevent the condition from becoming worse. Read on to learn how you can do your part to protect your vision.
As with many ocular diseases, keratoconus does not remain static throughout a person’s life. While the condition may remain stable for certain periods, there will inevitably be changes as the eye changes shape over time.
Naturally, people diagnosed with this eye disorder have concerns about degrading eyesight, particularly in their concerns about blindness. Fortunately, with proper treatment blindness is very rare.
Although there is currently no cure, there are many available options to improve eyesight and prevent further deterioration. Over the course of a patient's life, different options may be utilized ranging from corrective lenses to surgery. By being vigilant and scheduling periodic examinations, you can prevent further vision loss.
Schedule an appointment with your optometrist right away if you experience any changes such as: blurry or distorted vision, sensitivity to light and glare, or any other signs that might require further evaluation such as symptoms of infections, additional trauma, etc.
The best ways to maintain ocular health and prevent further degradation include:
Keratoconus is an ocular disease where vision becomes impaired as the eye changes shape from spherical to conical. Treatments vary depending on the severity of the condition, and they may change over time. In order to prevent keratoconus from worsening, you will need to be diligent and adhere to your doctor's instructions.
Depending on your condition at the time of diagnosis, a variety of surgical procedures may be options for improving vision and preventing further alterations to the shape of the eyes, such as cross-linking.
Scheduling periodic comprehensive ocular examinations will enable your optometrist to ensure that there are no further degradations in vision or ocular health. To schedule a comprehensive eye exam with our eye doctor, you can reach out to your nearest Amplify EyeCare practice either via a call or in-person visit. Our team of eye care professionals is ready and equipped to provide you with the care you need.