How Will I Know if My Keratoconus is Progressing?

Keratoconus is a progressive condition that will become worse if not properly treated. So how do you know if your Keratoconus is growing worse? First understanding that Keratoconus is a serious condition and if you believe you have any signs of this progressive condition you should report them right away to your eye care professional. But if you have already been diagnosed reporting any changes in your vision should be your first step. Asking questions about your treatment and status of your condition should always be welcome by your eye care professional.

Regular visits to your eye care professional should keep you up to date on its status, and adjustments in your medication and treatment plans should help you feel more at ease about the slowing or improvement of your condition. If you experience a worsening of the symptoms listed below and you are already seeing an eye care professional for treatment, you should report it right away to your eye care professional.

Blurred vision

Frequent Prescription changes

Sensitivity to light

Poor night vision

Headaches

Straining of the eyes

Sudden Cloudiness in your vision

Though there are many good eye doctors not all are using all the available options. Additionally make sure you are comfortable with your eye care professionals and be sure to let them know of any visual changes. It just might preserve your vision!

For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association

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