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THE TREATMENT OF KERATOCONUS

Keratoconus is a genetically inherited disease that affects the normal shape of the cornea, causing it to lose its stability and develops a cone-shaped protrusion, which results in a reduction and distortion of vision.

KERARING IMPLANT WITH THE FEMTOSECOND LASER

A Keraring implant with the femtosecond laser can stall this progressive protuberance of the cornea. Generally, the implants stabilize the cornea and thereby also stabilize the vision. An improved adaptation of glasses or contact lenses is thus possible.

Are you suffering from keratoconus and are you considering a long-term solution? We will provide you with an overview of the clinical picture and the suitable treatment method.

WHAT IS KERATOCONUS?

The word Keratoconus derives from two Greek words: "kerato", which means cornea, and "conus", which means cone. Keratoconus is a genetically inherited disease that effects the normal form of the corneal shape, causing it obtain a cone-like shape–the reason for the reduced vision.

The Keraring is mostly implemented when the disease has reached its advanced stages and contact lenses have become intolerable, or the corneal shape too irregular. The Keraring can stall this progressive curving of the cornea, and thereby indefinitely postpone the need for a corneal transplantation.

Treating Keratoconus:

  • Glasses: in the early stages
  • Hard contact lenses: when glasses are no longer sufficient
  • Implantation of corneal rings: when contact lenses have become intolerable, or the protuberance is increasing
  • Corneal transplant: In the final stages (carried out in the laser eye clinic in Munich): A LASIK surgery to improve the vision is not possible in this case.

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