Over time, this thinning causes the normally round cornea to become cone-like in shape. As the cornea bulges outward, vision can become increasingly distorted, and an intense sensitivity to light may develop.
For patients with keratoconus, Drs. Richard Gordon and Sonia Belliappa may be able to restore a normal shape to the cornea with Intacs® ocular implants or scleral lenses. Corneal collagen cross-linking is also offered through our partnership with Avedro, the world leader in corneal remodeling. Avedro has the only FDA approved cross-linking system to treat patients with progressive keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia. The procedure combines ultra-violet light and riboflavin eye drops to reduce and stop keratoconus.
In more severe cases, however, corneal transplant surgery may be the optimal solution. Whatever your needs, you can count on our renowned ophthalmologists to provide you with an accurate diagnosis and the most effective treatment plan possible.
If you have been diagnosed with keratoconus, or if you are experiencing symptoms of the condition, please contact our Pomona, NY, office to schedule a consultation with one of our esteemed ophthalmologists.
Symptoms of Keratoconus
The cornea is the dome-shaped front surface of the eye, and it comprises a network of collagen fibers. Keratoconus occurs when these fibers begin to weaken, causing the cornea to adopt a cone-like shape. Keratoconus symptoms include:
- Blurred or distorted vision
- Impaired night vision
- Increased sensitivity to bright light and glare
- Frequent changes in corrective eyewear prescription
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms, you should schedule a consultation with one of our doctors as soon as possible.