Understanding the Subtle Indicators of Keratoconus to Seek Timely Intervention
Keratoconus, a progressive eye condition that causes the cornea to thin and bulge into a cone shape, can lead to distorted and blurry vision if left untreated. Recognizing the early symptoms of keratoconus is crucial for timely intervention and preventing vision loss.
Common Keratoconus Symptoms
- Gradual Visual Blurring: One of the earliest signs of keratoconus is a gradual decline in vision, particularly in the central part of the field of view. Objects may appear blurry, distorted, or wavy.
- Increased Sensitivity to Light and Glare: Keratoconus can heighten sensitivity to bright lights and glare, making it difficult to drive at night or see clearly in well-lit environments.
- Halos and Starbursts Around Lights: At night, headlights and other light sources may appear surrounded by halos or starbursts, a symptom that worsens as keratoconus progresses.
- Frequent Changes in Eyeglass Prescriptions: As keratoconus advances, the cornea's shape changes, requiring frequent adjustments to eyeglasses or contact lens prescriptions to maintain clear vision.
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At The Eye Foundation, our highly skilled and experienced eye surgeons are dedicated to providing comprehensive care for keratoconus patients. We offer a wide range of diagnostic and treatment options, including corneal crosslinking, intracorneal ring segments (ICRS), and corneal transplantation, to address the specific needs of each patient.
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If you are experiencing any of the aforementioned symptoms, don't hesitate to schedule a consultation with our eye specialists at The Eye Foundation. Early detection and intervention are key to preserving vision and preventing further complications associated with keratoconus.