Signs and Symptoms to Look Out For and how to deal with the condition
Signs and Symptoms
Diagnosis & Treatment
Most people with keratoconus begin to develop the condition in their late teens or early 20’s, with the majority of transplants being performed on patients between 20 – 45 years of age.
There are various options for the treatment of keratoconus, including; spectacles/glasses, contact lenses, corneal implants and corneal transplants.
Glasses – In the early stages of keratoconus, glasses are usually successful in correcting
Contact lenses – Contact lenses are used to maintain the regular shape of the cornea, however in 5 – 10% of patients there comes a stage when contact lenses are no longer effective and a corneal transplant is considered.
Contact lenses do not slow down the rate of progression of the conical cornea,
Surgery – Corneal transplants have a very high success rate following transplantation, with 98.1% of transplanted corneas surviving the first year, and 97.5% surviving beyond four years
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