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What are the treatments for keratoconus?

My child was diagnosed with keratoconus. What are the treatments for keratoconus?
08/16/2012
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  • handsomemansclu

    Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition which is often progressive and a thinning of the cornea which causes many disturbances in the eyes creating vision changes. As for the treatment, it may depend on the progression of the disease and even the patient. There is a new treatment for keratoconus called corneal insert, which is welcomed by a lot of people. There are also other ways such as Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin and penetrating keratoplasty. You should bring your baby to the hospital to ask for professional advice.
    08/16/2012
  • garcia

    Keratoconus, its abbreviation is KC, is a progressive eye disease that the round cornea becomes thin and begins to bulge to a cone shape. It brings highly irregular nearsightedness and various degrees of damage of eye vision. KC would occur in both eyes in early 20s, the cause of KC is not found exactly. However, there are a few methods can be used for treating KC. The light KC can be treated by medicine, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses. The RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) lenses are a good method for treating the KC. But some patients aren't comfortable about the contact lenses. Maybe the corneal inserts can fit for those patients to get flatter cornea and clearer vision.
    08/16/2012
  • constans

    Keratoconus is not easy to cure. According to the processing of disease, several treatments were brought forward. During the early stage, it is hopeful to be corrected by glasses. If the cornea is exceedingly developing into irregular astigmatism, contact lenses will be necessary. The worst can only be treated with operations, such as corneal thermal angioplasty and keratoplasty.
    08/17/2012
  • catchingthought

    Keratoconus is disease usually developed from birth. It might be caused by the genomic deletion in the superoxide dismutase 1 (SOD1) gene. So far, people have no perfect way to treat this disease. We can only slow and control the progress of the disease. In the world, the accepted treatment methods mainly include rigid contact lenses, intrastromal corneal rings, and corneal transplants. Which kind of treatment should be chosen depends on the clinical stage of the disease.
    08/17/2012
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