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Keratoconus can cause blurry vision and make everyday tasks like reading or driving difficult. At Eye Clinics of Seattle in Seattle, WA, we provide comprehensive eye exams to learn more about your condition and treatment to help you see more clearly. Before visiting us, learn about some symptoms of keratoconus below:


What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye condition that affects the cornea, which is the transparent dome at the front of your eye. Normally, the cornea has a smooth and round shape that helps focus light onto the retina, resulting in clear vision. However, in keratoconus, the cornea thins and bulges outward, forming a cone-like shape. This irregular shape disrupts light entering the eye, which causes blurry and distorted vision.

Symptoms and Diagnosis

Keratoconus often begins in the late teens or early twenties and progresses slowly over time. Some symptoms of keratoconus include:

•           Blurry vision

•           Difficulty seeing at night

•           Sensitivity to light and glare

•           Headaches

•           Double or triple vision

If you experience any of these symptoms, it's crucial to schedule an eye exam with our optometrists. We can diagnose and manage keratoconus using advanced technologies and examinations. Early detection and intervention are important in preventing vision loss.

Treatments for Keratoconus

There are several treatments available for keratoconus. The best approach depends on the severity of your condition and your individual needs. Some treatments our eye doctors may recommend include:

•           Corneal Collagen Cross-linking (CXL): This non-surgical procedure strengthens the collagen fibers in the cornea, halting or slowing down the progression of the condition.

•           Specialty Contact Lenses: Rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses can reshape the cornea and improve vision.

•           Corneal Transplant: In advanced cases, a corneal transplant may be necessary to replace the affected cornea with healthy tissue.

Contact us for an Appointment Today

If you're concerned about keratoconus or experiencing vision changes, don't hesitate to seek professional help. At Eye Clinic of Seattle, serving Roosevelt, Ballard, and Queen Anne, WA, we provide comprehensive care for keratoconus. To learn more about our treatments or to schedule your appointment, contact us at (206) 282-8120 today. When you need an optometrist near me, we are happy to assist you!

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