Did You Know That Frequent Changes in Your Prescription Can be a Sign of Keratoconus?

Saturday, February 4th, 2017, 9:48 am

Keratoconus is a progressive condition and sometimes runs in families. While just because you have it in your family doesn’t mean you will develop it, this can increase your risk of getting it. For those of you who have to have constant changes to your prescription may do well to visit a specialist in Keratoconus as this can be a sign of more serious conditions. There are several other symptoms but catching the condition early can help to improve your quality of vision and protect your vision in the future.

Delayed diagnosis of Keratoconus can cause the need for a corneal transplant which would require you to have a long and more painful recovery. New advancements in treatment of Keratoconus are improving the quality of vision for the patient as well as causing a large percentage to not require a corneal transplant in the future. Below are some of the signs and symptoms of Keratoconus:

  • Blurred vision
  • Frequent Prescription changes
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Poor night vision
  • Headaches
  • Straining of the eyes
  • Sudden Cloudiness in your vision

Though there are many good eye doctors not all are using all the available options. Additionally make sure you are comfortable with your eye care professionals and be sure to let them know of any visual changes. It just might preserve your vision!

 

 


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