Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that affects the cornea, the clear, dome-shaped surface at the front of the eye. The cornea helps focus light onto the retina, allowing us to see clearly. In keratoconus, the cornea thins and bulges outward, causing distorted vision and other symptoms


Epic Vision Eye Center, serving the communities of Baldwin City, Bonner Springs, Clay Center, Dodge City, Manhattan, North Kansas City, Parkville, Smithville, and Washington, is committed to providing comprehensive eye care and treatment options for patients with keratoconus. Our team of experienced optometrists and ophthalmologists can help diagnose and manage this condition effectively.

Symptoms of Keratoconus

The most common symptoms of keratoconus include:

•             Blurry vision

•             Double vision

•             Ghosting or streaking:

•             Light sensitivity

•             Halos around lights

•             Difficulty seeing at night

•             Eyestrain

Diagnosis and Treatment of Keratoconus

Keratoconus can be diagnosed during a comprehensive eye exam. An optometrist near you will perform various tests to assess the shape and thickness of your cornea. These tests may include:

•             Corneal topography: This test uses a specialized device to create a detailed map of the cornea's surface.

             Pachometry: This test measures the thickness of the cornea at different points.

•             Slit-lamp examination: This examination allows the doctor to closely examine the cornea for signs of keratoconus.

The treatment for keratoconus depends on the severity of the condition and your individual needs. Some of the most common treatment options include:

•             Eyeglasses: In mild cases, eyeglasses may be sufficient to improve vision.

•             Soft contact lenses: These lenses can help improve vision and comfort for many patients with keratoconus.

•             Rigid gas permeable (RGP) lenses: These lenses offer sharper vision and better corneal stability than soft lenses, but they require more care and fitting expertise.

•             Specialty contact lenses: Hybrid lenses, piggyback lenses, and scleral lenses are available for more severe cases of keratoconus.

•             Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL): This procedure strengthens the cornea by using ultraviolet light and riboflavin.

•             Corneal ring segments: These small, flexible rings are inserted into the cornea to help reshape it and improve vision.

•             Corneal transplant: In advanced cases, a corneal transplant may be necessary to restore vision.

Call Epic Vision Eye Center

If you are experiencing any symptoms of keratoconus, please call Epic Vision Eye Center today to schedule an appointment. Our experienced team can provide you with a comprehensive diagnosis and discuss the best treatment options for your individual needs. Early diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus are essential for preserving vision and maintaining quality of life.

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