Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea develops progressive thinning. This can be treated in a number of ways. One of the treatments, which is approved in this country, is the use of intacts rings to stabilize the cornea from progression early in the disease process. The intacts rings can then be removed later in life when the patient may require a PKP. Penetrating Keratoplasty is the mainstay of therapy in this country with progressive thinning of the cornea. This is a through and through dissection of the tissue. The following procedure not available in this country at this time is cross-linking, which when available, will help the progression of Keratoconus in the early stages.

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Fuchs Dystrophy

Occurring in up to 5% of the population over 40, Fuch’s Dystrophy is a common eye condition that affects the cornea.

Certain people may be predisposed to Fuch’s Dystrophy, but eye trauma can play a role in the disease. Some studies suggest that oxidative damage is a factor, and that antioxidants might help prevent the condition.

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Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea develops progressive thinning. This can be treated in a number of ways. One of the treatments, which is approved in this country, is the use of intacts rings to stabilize the cornea from progression early in the disease process.

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Corneal Anomalies

The cornea represents the clear window in front of the eyeball. This is the most important refractive surface we have in the refractive anatomy of the eye. It accounts for 2/3 of the eyes refractive power, the air/tear film interface. If the cornea is irregular, the image will be blurry. If the cornea has astigmatism, the person will see a distorted image.

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