Options for Non Surgically Treating Keratoconus?

May 21, 2022 | Keratoconus

The level of keratoconus will determine the treatment.

In some cases keratoconus can be treated with glasses and ‘normal’ soft contact lenses however, in most cases people will need specialty contact lenses, sometimes referred to as hard lenses, to fully correct their eyesight. In the early days and still existing today, these lenses were small, they greatly improved vision. These lenses are associated with some problems. Eg in windy, dusty conditions, dust can get under the lens and irritate the eye also, some patients found that the lenses pop out after blinking.

More recently scleral lenses are becoming the lens of choice for fitting keratoconus. These are large lenses, from 13.5 up to 18 mm lenses, that vault over the cornea and rest on the sclera, the white part of the eye. These have the advantage of being very comfortable, improving vision, and, due to their fitting characteristics, no dust getting under the lens.

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