I Have a Family History of Keratoconus, What’s Next?

I Have a Family History of Keratoconus, What’s Next?

KC eyeMany questions arise when a patient has a family history of Keratoconus. Having a family history of Keratoconus puts you more at risk for the development of the eye condition; however it is not a guarantee that you will automatically inherit it. It is highly suggested that you get annual exams to watch for early development of Keratoconus.

Below are some early signs 

  • Frequent changes in prescriptions
  • Blurred or double vision
  • Halos or glares around lights
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Poor night vision
  • Squinting or staining your eyes

Today’s  Keratoconus treatment options have been effective in reversing and stopping the worsening. The Holcomb C3-R® invented by Dr. Brian, is the first non-invasive corneal crosslinking procedure for Keratoconus, which has the longest track record of any form of crosslinking in the world (except Germany). Another procedure that is often combined with the Holcomb C3-R® is Intacs® which are clear tiny semi-circles that are placed in the cornea to help reshape the cornea. Dr. Brian pioneered Intacs® for Keratoconus in 1999 and has the longest experience in the world with it for Keratoconus- 18 years.

If you have been experiencing any of these signs and symptoms, make an appointment with our office today to be considered for a Holcomb C3-R® evaluation. Please call (310) 860-1900 or email us at Info@boxerwachler.com

 

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