Keratoconus and its impact on vision: A journey of diagnosis
Keratoconus, a progressive eye condition, causes the cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, to thin and bulge into a cone-like shape. This distortion disrupts the normal focusing of light onto the retina, leading to blurred vision, sensitivity to light, and glare.
Accurate and timely diagnosis of keratoconus is crucial for managing its progression and preserving vision. At The Eye Foundation, our expert ophthalmologists employ a comprehensive diagnostic approach to detect keratoconus at its earliest stages.
The Diagnostic Process: Unveiling the Signs of Keratoconus
- Comprehensive Eye Exam: A thorough eye exam is the cornerstone of keratoconus diagnosis. Our ophthalmologists will evaluate your vision, assess your corneal topography, and measure corneal thickness.
- Slit-Lamp Examination: Using a slit-lamp microscope, our specialists will examine your cornea for signs of thinning, scarring, and irregular curvature, hallmarks of keratoconus.
- Corneal Topography: Corneal topography maps the cornea's surface, revealing any irregularities or steepening that suggest keratoconus.
- Pachymetry: Pachymetry measures the corneal thickness, identifying areas of thinning that may indicate keratoconus progression.
- Retinoscopy: Retinoscopy, a technique to assess refractive errors, can detect the irregular light reflection patterns characteristic of keratoconus.
Early Detection: The Key to Managing Keratoconus
The earlier keratoconus is diagnosed, the sooner treatment can be initiated to slow its progression and preserve vision. At The Eye Foundation, our commitment to early detection and timely intervention empowers individuals with keratoconus to maintain clear vision and enjoy a fulfilling life.
Schedule a Consultation: Embark on the Path to Clear Vision
If you are experiencing vision changes or have a family history of keratoconus, please schedule a consultation with our keratoconus specialists at The Eye Foundation. We offer comprehensive diagnostic services and personalized treatment plans to address your unique needs and help you achieve clear, comfortable vision.