Keratoconus can be a serious condition, if left untreated it can cause extreme decline and loss of vision. However with early detection patients with Keratoconus can have a full life with a great quality of vision. There are several warning signs that you can look for that will help you with early detection. Below are some you should contact your eye care professional about:
Discomfort of the eyes
Frequent changes in Prescriptions
Sensitivity to glare & halos
Frequent eye rubbing
Getting early treatments can slow the progress of Keratoconus, and they are finding that some treatments are improving the quality of vision in those with severe vision loss. If you are sure that you have a family history of Keratoconus, getting regular screenings on your eyes can help keep your current quality of vision.
There are several other conditions that can be found during routine screenings including diabetes, high blood pressure, as well as cataracts. Knowing the warning signs will help you detect these problems sooner. Making sure you have a regular eye care professional will ensure your early detection of Keratoconus and other eye conditions.
For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association
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