What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus, often abbreviated to "KC", is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This results in significant visual impairment. The cornea is the clear window of the eye and is responsible for refracting most of the light coming into the eye. Therefore, abnormalities of the cornea severely affect the way we see the world making simple tasks, like driving, watching TV or reading a book difficult.
Treatments for Keratoconus
There are multiple treatments and procedures for Keratoconus, ultimately a trained professional will choose the best option for the patient.
- Glasses, Soft or Gas Permeable lenses
- Corneal Transplant Surgery
- Intacs Prescription Inserts
What are Intacs?
If keratoconus progresses to where contact lenses can no longer provide functional vision due to poor fit or discomfort (contact lens intolerance), Intacs corneal implants may provide the best option prior to considering a corneal transplant. If keratoconus has progressed to a severe stage, corneal transplant surgery may be necessary. Both Intacs and corneal transplants may still require contact lenses or glasses to achieve best functional vision.
To schedule an appointment with Lakeshore Eye Physicians regarding Keratoconus or the Intacs corneal implants, please contact by dialing 888-761-8200 or use our online contact form and we will call you.