Keratoconus is characterized by corneal thinning that results in distortion and loss of vision.
A) Diagnosis (imaging): New scanning and measurement machines help to diagnose keratoconus.
B) Progression (to stop progression): Crosslinking Is effective at preventing your keratoconus from getting worse. Crosslinking with riboflavin and UV light (epi-off or epi-on).
C) Visual rehabilitation (Contact lens and Surgery).
1.- Specialty contact lenses (I will focus on Scleral lenses)
Scleral lenses: Scleral lenses can greatly improve vision quality and can in many cases reduce or eliminate ghost images. these are hard contact lenses that bear their weight on the stronger white sclera instead of the cornea. Scleral lenses vault over and above the irregular cornea. New High Order Aberration Scleral Lenses (HOA) reduce glare and halos by a distortion visual canceling similar to audio noise-canceling like these brands:
Ovitz Ares Higher-Order Aberration Lens (https://www.ovitz.us)
Alden Optical Zenlens™ scleral contact lenses (http://www.aldenoptical.com)
P.S. Scleral lenses are expensive but a worthing investment.
More info about Scleral lenses (https://sclerallens.org/)
2.- Surgery options: Some can be used simultaneously depending on many factors and not all doctors use them.
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