Warning Signs of Keratoconus: Why You Should Pay Attention

Tuesday, November 17th, 2015, 6:15 pm

Keratoconus can be a serious condition, if left untreated it can cause extreme decline and loss of vision. However with early detection patients with Keratoconus can have a full life with a great quality of vision. There are several warning signs that you can look for that will help you with early detection. Below are some you should contact your eye care professional about:

  • Constant Squinting
  • Discomfort of the eyes
  • Frequent changes in Prescriptions
  • Sensitivity to glare & halos
  • Ghosting
  • Double Vision
  • Frequent eye rubbing

Getting early treatments can slow the progress of Keratoconus, and they are finding that some treatments are improving the quality of vision in those with severe vision loss. If you are sure that you have a family history of Keratoconus, getting regular screenings on your eyes can help keep your current quality of vision.

There are several other conditions that can be found during routine screenings including diabetes, high blood pressure, as well as cataracts. Knowing the warning signs will help you detect these problems sooner. Making sure you have a regular eye care professional will ensure your early detection of Keratoconus and other eye conditions.

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2 Responses to “Warning Signs of Keratoconus: Why You Should Pay Attention”

  1. Elanor Lochore November 15th, 2012, 11:06 am

    I was founf out I had kc in both eye’s 4 years ago & had a cornea transplant in my right eye last year & am still recovering. it has not been a nice experiance I have had bad infections due to loose stitches & feel very let down by my consultant. but the only thing that keeps me going is that I have my sight back & without the graft I would be blind but am scared to get it done again in my left eye in the near future.as I type this post I have pain in my eye witch I think is due to another loose stitch so will need to go to A&E and have it checked out.

  2. editor June 24th, 2013, 5:40 pm

    That is quite unfortunate that your transplant experience has been so difficult.

    Does it look like your left eye is heading the same way?

    If so and you would like to avoid another transplant I would recommend looking into Corneal Collagen Crosslinking. It has shown great results in stopping the progression of keratoconus and therefore preventing the need for corneal tranplantation. Also, when done in conjunction with other procedures such as CK, Intacs, or Visian ICL it can even restore visual acuity.

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