Keratoconus is an eye disease. It involves the irregular shape of the cornea. Your cornea is normally round and spherical. When keratoconus develops, it causes the cornea to become cone shaped. This is caused by the thinning of the corneal tissue, which then bulges into the conical shape.
There are a number of treatments for keratoconus, including a variety of contact lenses:
- Customized soft contact lenses
- Gas permeable lenses
- Hybrid lenses
At Foulkes Vision, we may suggest Intacs® as a way to avoid both contact lenses and an invasive corneal transplant. Intacs® are tiny, crescent-shaped segments, which can be implanted into the cornea to correct kerotoconus. These implants provide a way to live without contact lenses. They may also prevent the need for corneal transplant surgery, or at least delay the need. There are other treatments as well, all of which our experienced eye doctors will review with you. We want you to get the best treatment for your expectations and for your specific eye disorder.
If you live in Chicago, Lombard or any of the surrounding areas and want to learn more about keratoconus treatments, please call Foulkes Vision at 630-724-1400. We will arrange an appointment for you with one of our experienced eye doctors.