Effective treatment of keratoconus
Keratoconus is a rare disease which manifests in a change in the shape of the cornea, which takes the shape of a cone instead of a sphere. This dystrophic disease requires surgery; contact lens correction is also possible.
Here are some of the symptoms of this disorder:
- double vision in the affected eye;
- rapid vision deterioration;
- eye fatigue;
- blurred outlines of light sources.
Treatment of keratoconus should be carried out promptly and appropriately, because the disease is partly similar to myopia, but it makes difficult to select glasses. Keratoconus triggers uneven refraction in different parts of the cornea due to a change in its form. Thinning of the cornea can last for 5-10 years and then stops.
Principles of treatment of keratoconus
Degenerative disease of the cornea requires radical therapy. One of the popular methods is cross-linking. It implies strengthening the cornea with a laser and a solution of riboflavin. Such “cementation” stops the pathological process and improves visual acuity..
Implantation of stromal rings – semicircular items from bioinert material – are also used for the treatment of keratoconus. Conservative implantation helps to stabilize the corneal layer.
Keratoplasty – is the most radical, surgical method of treatment. It helps to eliminate congenital or acquired defects of the cornea. Donor material is used for the replacement of affected areas.
A complex examination is necessary to determine the type of surgery required. The clinic uses high-precision diagnostic and therapeutic equipment; all surgeries are performed by experienced doctors..
Treatment of keratoconus. Cross-linking from 17,000 rubles.