We see through our corneas, which is the clear outer lens of the eye. Normally, this structure is dome shaped. However, disease processes can alter the shape of the cornea. Keratoconus is an eye condition that affects 50 people out of every 230. It occurs when the collagen inside the cornea begins to lose its rigidity, causing the cornea to bulge or become cone shaped.
This can cause various symptoms, including:
- Blurred vision
- Sudden change of vision in just one eye
- Double vision when looking with just one eye
- Objects appear distorted
- Halos around lights
- Streaking lights
Fortunately, Dr. Foulkes takes pride in utilizing the most advanced technology and treatments available to deliver the best vision results possible. Recently, Dr. Foulkes was featured on eHealth Radio Network, where he discussed Corneal Cross-Linking, a new procedure that can help treat keratoconus.
Tune in to the interview here:
Corneal Cross-Linking is a procedure that strengthens your cornea using riboflavin protein drops and an ultraviolet light. The procedure can help restore your vision, and can potentially reverse the effects of keratoconus altogether. Keep in mind that results vary from patient to patient, depending on the severity of the corneal abnormality.
To fully determine if this beneficial procedure is right for you, Dr. Foulkes will meet with you in person to discuss your eye care goals and needs. Together, we will formulate a treatment plan that will deliver the vision results you want to achieve.
If you are in the Downers Grove area and would like to learn more about your keratoconus treatment options, give our office a call at 630-724-1400 to schedule your initial consultation.