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Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease of the cornea causing it to thin and bulge.

keratoconus

Causes:

The exact cause of keratoconus is unknown, but it slowly changes the cornea from the normal round shape to a cone shape. Keratoconus involves a defect in collagen, the tissue responsible for the integrity of the cornea.
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Symptoms:

  • Normaly develops in one eye and continues to next eye
  • Symptoms appears between ages of 16 and 25
  • Itchy eyes
  • Feeling the need to rub the eyes all the time
  • Visual discomfort
  • Squinting
  • Sensitive to light
  • Halos around lights
  • Seeing double
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Diagnosis:

The most effective way to rule out keratoconus is by frequent eye exams where the doctor can monitor your eye prescription, as nearsightedness tends to become worse over time.
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Treatment:

Hybrid contact lenses, more specifically ClearKone by SynergEyes, are the latest and most advanced option available specifically designed for keratoconus and irregular cornea patients. Here at Family Eyecare of Roswell, Dr. Zadeh has the tools necessary to get you fit in the right contact lens prescription and on your way to better vision.

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