Keratoconus

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes the cornea (the clear front covering of the eye) to thin and bulge outward. This leads to blurry and distorted vision. Typically, vision is poor with glasses and conventional soft contact lenses.

What Causes Keratoconus?

While more research is still needed, it may be genetic or related to excessive eye rubbing from ocular allergies.

How do you Diagnose Keratoconus?

Visionary Eye Care offers corneal topography (mapping of the cornea) and a thorough eye exam to diagnose and manage keratoconus.

How do you Manage or Treat Keratoconus?

Visionary Eye Care offers a variety of specialty contact lenses which help prevent light scatter and improve vision, many patients can achieve 20/20! We can also refer and co-manage any necessary surgical procedures like corneal cross-linking or corneal transplant. Please note that corneal transplants are rare and we can often meet your needs with a scleral contact lens.

Why Visionary Eye Care?

Dr. Tiffany Gates is residency trained in Cornea and Contact Lens and has had thousands of patient encounters managing keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, post-corneal transplant, post-LASIK ectasia, and other corneal diseases. She is published in Contact Lens Spectrum, Contact Lenses Today, and Eye & Contact Lens.

She will work with you to achieve the best vision and most comfortable fit possible.

Resources for Keratoconus

National Keratoconus Foundation https://www.nkcf.org/

Scleral Lens Education Society https://sclerallens.org/

Cornea with keratoconuc and scarring
Cornea with keratoconus and scarring

Corneal Transplant
Corneal Transplant

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