Find Best Keratoconus Specialists in Mumbai

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Keratoconus also known as KR is a progressive non-inflammatory eye condition.

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Find Best Keratoconus Specialists in Mumbai Keratoconus also known as KR is a progressive non-inflammatory eye condition. In this condition the normally round dome-shaped cornea thins away progressively. Due to this a cone shaped bulge develops at the cornea. Keratoconus can develop either in one eye or both the eyes and usually begins during the teens or the early 20s. Keratoconus leads to significant amoount of visual impairment and severly affects the performance of everyday simple tasks like reading watching TV driving etc. Though the exact reasons for this eye condition is not clear yet recent studies show that imbalance of enzymes within the cornea of the eye can lead to the development of this eye condition. There is also a direct link between lack of protective antioxidants in the cornea and development of keratoconus. Along with this a history of wearing hard contact lenses excessive eye rubbing down syndrome ehlers-danlos syndrome etc. can also lead to the development of keratoconus. Symptoms of Keratoconus Here are some general symptoms of keratoconus: • Mild eye irritation • Glare • Eye strain • Distortion of vision • Difficulty in driving at night • Headaches and general eye pain Treatment According to the leading keratoconus specialists the treatment depends on the severity of the eye condition. According to

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keratoconus specialist in Mumbai when the keratoconus development is at an early stage the eyesight can be improved with the use of eyeglasses. In case the conditon is such that eyeglasses cannot help then usually rigid contacts are suggested so that the light penetrating the eye gets refracted evenly and help the patient. Cornea collagen crosslinking another method of treating this eye condition is also quite effective in preventing the progression of keratoconus. Intacts which flatten the steep cornea is also used in keratoconus treatment. Intacts help in reducing the cornea shape and improving the vision. The last resort to treat this eye condition is Cornea transplant. In this surgery the center of the cornea is replaced by a healthy cornea. It is generally seen that the patient might need glasses/ contact lenses later on after the surgery. Post cornea transplant it takes at least 1 year to recover good eyesight. For more information of keratoconus and its treatment you can visit www.sankaraeye.com.

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