Keratoconus is an eye disorder that affects the shape and thickness of your cornea. Patients with keratoconus often have a cone-like shaped cornea that creates vision problems. In the early stages, you can correct your vision problems with contact lenses or glasses. As the condition worsens, you will need more extensive treatment. At The Center for Corrective Surgery, we have been providing residents of Algonquin, Barrington, Crystal Lake, Libertyville, Mundelein, Wauconda, Vernon Hills, and McHenry, IL with reliable keratoconus treatment options.
Symptoms of Keratoconus
Symptoms of keratoconus change as the disease progresses and include:
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Irregular astigmatism
- Worsening distance vision as time passes
- Frequent prescription changes
Our eye doctor will assess your eyes to determine whether or not you have keratoconus. Tests include the following:
- Eye refraction
- Slit-lamp examination
- Computerized corneal mapping
With the results of these tests, our ophthalmologist can determine if you have keratoconus and provide treatment accordingly.
We use different techniques to combat the effects of keratoconus and to help restore your vision. When you are diagnosed and it has progressed enough to need treatment, we will discuss your treatment options including:
- Corneal cross-linking: This outpatient surgery uses riboflavin eye drops with a UV light. This treatment strengthens the cornea to keratoconus from progressing. It also helps to prevent further deterioration of the eye and to reduce vision loss.
- Corneal implants: This alternative to crosslinking involves our eye doctor placing tiny arc-shaped plastic implants inside your cornea. This helps to reshape the cornea. They are FDA-approved for keratoconus patients and may help improve vision by restoring your cornea’s original round shape.
Looking for an “Eye Doctor Near Me” for Keratoconus Treatment?
If you are looking to schedule an “eye exam near me,” and reside in Barrington, Crystal Lake, Mundelein, Algonquin, Vernon Hills, Wauconda, Libertyville, or McHenry, IL, contact The Center for Corrective Eye Surgery today. For more information or to schedule an appointment, call us today at (815) 363-2020.