We are often asked what is the best treatment for keratoconus eye disease. Lets explore what this question really means and how to arrive at an objective answer. It is important to understand the question before we jump to an answer.
Here the person is enquiring how the eye can be restored to a normal shape and prevent the progression of the pathology. The goal here is to prevent the eye from getting worse. Once the shape is normal the person may revert to soft contact lenses, even though they may have required hard lenses.
This patient is really saying this horrible disease is affecting my livelihood. Help me restore my vision so that I can be a functional member of society. I need to work to support my family. I want to overcome depression. I am worried I may have to change my profession like Dentist, EMT etc.
FDA approved Avedro Epi off cornea cross linking with riboflavin is the best method. The cross linking makes the cornea stiffer and prevents further bulging. Usually it flattens the cone improving vision also.
Without a doubt FDA approved Intacs corneal ring segments can improve the shape of the cornea in many eyes. The cornea gets stretched making the shape smoother. This decreases the higher order aberrations which cause glare and haloes. Night time driving is improved.
Here the answer is Visian Implantable collamer lens, which floats between the colored part of your eye and the natural lens
So we see that for every person the treatment may vary. All eyes are unique. This is truer for eye suffering from keratoconus eye disease. Therefore the treatment has to be crafted specially for each eye by a Keratoconus Expert surgeon.
I am tired of wearing glasses and contacts. My vision is affecting my work. I am worried I may loose vision. I want to preserve my precious vision!