A family history of Keratoconus maybe a scary one. Knowing what that means and watching it unravel in a family member may have put a troubling tingle in your bones. However the truth is the treatments for Keratoconus have come a long way over the years. And the treatment of corneal transplants isn’t as for sure as it used to be. There are several new treatments for Keratoconus that are making great strides in improving the quality of vision for those who suffer from Keratoconus and 90% of the time loss of vision is not an inevitability.
The key now to saving the sufferers sight is simply early detection. There are several eye surgeons that can help you with early detection. But knowing the signs and reporting them to your eye care professionals is the first step you can do on your own. Below are some of the signs of Keratoconus:
Frequent Prescription changes
Sensitivity to light
Poor night vision
Straining of the eyes
Sudden Cloudiness in your vision
If you have any of the above symptoms it is important that you report them to your current eye care provider. They can provide you with a diagnosis if necessary. Also finding an eye care specialist you are comfortable with and has experience should be your next step in planning your treatment plan for your visual future.
More helpful information is available at the American Academy of Opthamology.
For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association
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