The cornea is the eye’s outer layer and acts as a clear window. Corneal diseases and conditions that affect the health of the cornea may cause vision loss or impairment. While the cornea can repair itself after some trauma or illness, severe disorders, deterioration or infection require prompt treatment to prevent permanent vision damage.
Corneal Crosslinking May Restore Your Quality of Life with Keratoconus
Keratoconus impacts about one in a thousand people, worsening their vision over time. The younger you are when you develop this corneal condition, the quicker it will progress, which is why early diagnosis and treatment are critical. More than a decade of research shows corneal collagen cross-linking can slow the progression of keratoconus and improve… Read the full article
How Can You Prevent Keratoconus From Getting Worse?
Keratoconus is a commonly misunderstood eye disease. It causes the cornea to weaken, thin and bulge outward. Instead of retaining its normal round shape, the cornea becomes more cone-like. The visual effects include blurry and distorted vision and astigmatism or nearsightedness. Keratoconus is progressive and usually develops slowly (often in adolescence and early adulthood). If… Read the full article
Keratoconus Risk Factors
Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder affecting the cornea, or the clear, dome-shaped front surface of the eye that plays a critical role in focusing incoming light onto the retina. A cornea that has developed keratoconus thins and bulges outward, taking on a cone-like shape. This interferes with focusing light on the retina and can lead… Read the full article
What To Do If You’ve Recently Been Diagnosed With Keratoconus
Being diagnosed with a corneal condition like keratoconus can feel overwhelming, especially if you are not familiar with the disease. Securing the right medical team and educating yourself about keratoconus create a foundation to help you face the ups and downs of the disease. Read on as Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates… Read the full article