Keratoconus is an eye condition where the cornea (the front of the eye) thins and begins to bulge outward, forming a cone shape. It typically begins in young adulthood, and often affects both eyes. Early symptoms include blurred vision and trouble seeing at night. As the problem progresses, vision deteriorates, and sufferers may begin to see multiple “ghost” images alongside the single image they are actually viewing. According to the National Eye Institute, one in every 2,000 Americans suffers from keratoconus. Other reports say it’s even more common, with potentially one in every 500 Americans afflicted!
Keratoconus can be treated in several ways, including specialized contact lenses or surgery, depending on how severe the condition is when diagnosed. At Sansbury Eye Center, we use the latest topographical eye mapping software to diagnose and treat keratoconus in our patients as quickly as possible. Using this advanced technology, we can often catch it in the early stages, when symptoms haven’t yet become noticeable. This gives you more flexibility in your treatment options and saves you the pain and inconvenience of later stage keratoconus.