Consulting An Eye Care Professional
Eye care professionals can be able to assist people who have symptoms such as double vision, sensitivity to light, blurry vision, nearsightedness etc. Having these symptoms could mean that one has keratoconus. It can be frustrating trying to perform some daily tasks such as reading and typing when one has these symptoms. When one goes for an eye exam to an eye care professional, they will check the size of the cornea and also the shape of the cornea.
People who are found to have keratoconus usually wear eyeglasses to help with the condition. Contact le lenses can also help when a person is suffering from mild keratoconus. Mild keratoconus can progress to severe keratoconus and it is not recommended that one should wear contact lenses at that stage.
In some instances, one may get specially designed contact lenses for the treatment of keratoconus. An eye care professional may also recommend a corneal transplant which can be able to correct keratoconus.
To slow down the progress of keratoconus, one may get treatment by corneal crosslinking. An eye care professional may recommend that a patient goes through corneal crosslinking instead of doing a corneal transplant surgery when one has keratoconus. One may need to go to a hospital that has a corneal crosslinking device since they are not common in all hospitals. It is expensive to do crosslinking and some people may choose to do other treatment methods since they cannot afford corneal crosslinking. After a person gets treatment for keratoconus they can have better vision.
Keratoconus can be passed down from one generation to another since it is a genetic condition. One should know that even after treatment one may still have to wear glasses or contact lenses. Before getting treatment for keratoconus, one should look for an eye hospital that offers quality services. One should search for an experienced eye care professional when one is looking for a hospital for the treatment of keratoconus. Where possible, one should find out what is the success rate of keratoconus treatment on patients before going for the treatment.
Some eye care professionals are friendly and one feels comfortable talking to them about different treatment methods that may be necessary to correct one’s vision. By speaking to an eye care professional, one can find out how long it will take for recovery after keratoconus treatment.