Eye care is crucial to maintaining good vision and overall health. Our practice will monitor your corneal dystrophy and detect any changes through regular eye exams. We guarantee our advanced diagnostic equipment, and we will prescribe necessary treatments or refer you to a corneal specialist if needed.
It is an eye disease that involves changes in the cornea or the clear front layer of your eye. Most corneal dystrophies are progressive, and they get worse over time. Some cause vision loss or pain, but some have no symptoms. The only way to know if you have corneal dystrophy is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. Your eye doctor will use a microscope with a bright light attached called a slit lamp and check your eyes for signs of corneal dystrophies. One of the most common corneal dystrophies is Keratoconus. It is normally diagnosed in teens and young adults. It causes the middle and lower parts of the cornea to get thinner over time. A cornea with keratoconus will bulge outward and become a cone shape. If you feel some symptoms of keratoconus like itchy eyes, double division, blurry vision, nearsightedness, astigmatism, or sensitivity to light, check with your eye specialist. If it gets worse, it will cause eye pain and more serious vision problems.
The good part is that most people with keratoconus will correct their vision problems by wearing glasses or contact lenses. Your eye doctor will also recommend a procedure called corneal cross-linking to strengthen your cornea. If your keratoconus causes severe corneal scarring or you have trouble wearing contact lenses, you will need a corneal transplant.
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