Having an issue with your vision can be concerning, as there are many things it could be.
If you have any concerns about your sight, we always recommend seeking professional assistance. One of the leading causes of distorted vision is Keratoconus. Below is a breakdown of what it means and what symptoms to look out for. If you do find you are suffering from the key symptoms get in touch with us to see how we can help.
The first symptoms to look out for
• Blurred Vision
• Distorted Vision
• Haloes around bright lights
• Poor vision not correctable with glasses or soft contact lenses.
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus causes the central area of the cornea (the transparent dome-shaped front part of the eye) to become weak and thinner, which leads to an abnormal bulge in the shape.
This bulge causes the eye to become more short-sighted, have increased Astigmatism and as a result, the vision becomes distorted.
What treatments are available?
Our modern treatments for Keratoconus are designed to stabilise the progression and improve the visual performance of the eye.
• Specialist contact lenses
• Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL)
• intra-stromal rings
• Topography-guided PTK combined with CXL
• Implantable contact lenses
• Corneal transplantation
Keratoconus is usually first diagnosed as Astigmatism, due to the slight bulge which is common for both, which causes the difficulty to focus.