Keratoconus

Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal gradual curve. The cornea is made up of bundles of protein called ‘collagen’. These bundles are normally held tightly together by chemical links between the collagen strands. This ensures that the shape of the cornea is constant. In the keratoconic cornea, the normal chemical links between collagen strands are deficient, causing the cornea to be unusually elastic. The pressure inside the eye then pushes the cornea into a distorted, conical shape.

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Collagen Cross Linking

Keratoconus can cause substantial distortion of vision with multiple images, streaking and sensitivity to light. It is typically diagnosed in adolescent years and attains its most severe state in the twenties and thirties. If afflicting both eyes, the deterioration in vision can affect the ability to drive a car or read normally. However, despite the disease’s unpredictable course, keratoconus can often be successfully managed with little or no impairment to the quality of life.

We provide a full range of advanced treatment options at an affordable price for treating keratoconus such as:

  • Collagen Cross linking
  • Intacs
  • Implantable Contact Lens
  • Corneal Transplants

Intacs for Keratoconus and Kerectasia

Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments

For patients with Keratoconus, Intacs may be an eye surgery option to correct astigmatism. Intacs are small, clear, crescent-shaped pieces of plastic polymer that are inserted into the cornea through a tiny incision. The pieces of plastic alter the shape of the cornea and thereby correct the refractive error.

Since Intacs are inserted in the outer edge of the cornea, the centre of the cornea remains untouched. The advantage of Intacs is that they can be surgically removed or replaced if necessary. When Intacs are removed, the cornea returns to its preoperative state.

Intacs cannot be used to correct higher levels of myopia or astigmatism. Some patients with Intacs experience a feeling of discomfort in the eye, while others can experience halos, difficulty with night vision, or an increase in astigmatism.

Please get in touch today for more information about Intacs for Keratoconus and Kerectasia.

Patient Feedback

"After doing lots of research between the different procedures out there and having various consultations with other companies I decided to go with ICL surgery from Viewpoint Vision. From the very first appointment I was able to contact Dr Chitkara directly with questions/concerns and he always took the time to explain and reassure me (as i was extremely nervous), which is different to other companies where you have to have a couple of appointments before meeting the surgeon. I now have better than 20/20 vision and am very happy with my decision to use Viewpoint."

Sally Lynn P

Keratoconus

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