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Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive degenerative disease in which the cornea becomes thinner and looses it shape.  The cornea slowly becomes  cone shaped. Thus the name: KERATO  (cornea) and KONUS (cone shaped).

Keratoconus is a disease that it’s normally diagnosed as a teenager or young adult with distortion of vision, multiple images and extreme sensitivity to light that can or cannot be corrected by spectacles or contact lenses.

The goal in the treatment of Keratoconus is divided into preventing the progression and progressive loss of vision and this is done by a treatment called Crosslinking or if the disease is advanced and the vision of the patient is very poor we can do a corneal transplant