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Keratoconus
Keratoconus
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Best hospital for Keratoconus treatment in Delhi

Keratoconus is a progressive, non-inflammatory infection which affects the cornea. The cornea is the window of the eye and the key area where images are focused when we see. Keratoconus causes thinning of the cornea which results in bulging, creating a cone-like silhouette of the cornea. Spectra Eye is the best hospital for patients who wish to rectify their problem of keratoconus.

What is Keratoconus?

The word keratoconus is derived from Greek and Latin. Kerato means cornea and conus means cone shaped. It is a bilateral, progressive, asymmetric, non-inflammatory thinning and ectatic condition of the cornea, occasioning in a high degree of asymmetrical myopic astigmatism.

What is the usual age of onset of keratoconus?

The beginning of keratoconus is between the ages of 10 and 30. The deviations in the shape of the cornea typically transpire gradually over numerous years.

Symptoms

Symptoms depend on the severity of the ailment. The most common symptoms include:

  • Blurry vision.
  • Distortion of vision.
  • Photophobia.
  • Glare.
  • Eye irritation and itching.
  • Recurrent spectacle power changes.
  • Incapability to wear contact lenses.
Causes

The cause of keratoconus remains unfamiliar, although recent research seems to specify the possible causes include:

  • Keratoconus is thought to encompass a defect in collagen, the tissue that makes up most of the cornea.
  • Keratoconus have a hereditary component and studies specify that about 8% of patients have affected relatives.
  • It happens more often in individuals with certain medical problems, including certain allergic disorders.
  • Some think that chronic extreme eye rubbing can cause of keratoconus
Does keratoconus cause blindness?

Keratoconus does not cause complete blindness. However, it can result in substantial vision impairment occasioning in legal blindness.

Treatment options

Keratoconus can cause considerable distortion of vision, with multiple images, streaking and sensitivity to light all often described by the patient. It is normally diagnosed in the patient's teenage years. If afflicting both eyes, the deterioration in vision can affect the patient's aptitude to drive a car or read normal print. In record scenarios, corrective lenses fitted by a specialist are effective enough to permit the patient to continue to drive legally and likewise function routinely. Further development of the disease might entail surgery, for which numerous options are available, including intrastromal corneal ring segments, cross-linking, mini asymmetric radial keratotomy and, in 25% of circumstances, corneal transplantation.

Estimations of the prevalence for keratoconus range from 1 in 500 to 1 in 2000 individuals, but complications with differential diagnosis cause vagueness as to its occurrence. It seems to befall in populations throughout the globe, although it is witnessed more often in certain ethnic groups, such as South Asians. Environmental and hereditary factors are considered the potential causes, but the exact cause is ambiguous. It has been related with detrimental enzyme activity within the cornea, and is more common in patients with Down syndrome. Individuals with early keratoconus normally notice a minor blurring of their vision and come to their doctor seeking corrective lenses for reading or driving. At early phases, the symptoms of keratoconus might be no different from those of any other refractive shortcoming of the eye. As the disease advances, vision depreciates, at times speedily. Visual acuity becomes damaged at all distances, and night vision is often poor. Some persons have vision in one eye that is distinctly worse than that in the other. The ailment is often bilateral, though asymmetrical. Some develop photophobia (sensitivity to bright light), eye strain from squinting so as to read, or itching in the eye, but there is usually little or no sensation of pain. It might, in certain circumstances cause incandescent objects appear like cylindrical tubes with the same luminous strength at all points.



The pioneers in Cataract Surgery in Delhi

FEMTO LASER CATARACT SURGERY | ZEPTO PULSE CATARACT SURGERY

Spectra Eye is the leader in Cataract treatment with over 10000 eyes operated. Every month, we perform over 450 surgeries. We are the first to introduce Femto Laser Assisted Bladeless Cataract Surgery in Delhi. The surgery has unparalleled precision and success rate without the use of blades/incisions.The technology allows correction of pre-existing astigmatism (cylindrical power) caused due to abnormal corneal curvature which is otherwise not possible with conventional Phaco Surgery. We also offer treatment with Zepto Pulse and Micro-Phaco Cataract Surgery. Book an appointment with our expert today to know more.

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FAQ

The time when cornea issues begin to interrupt your lifestyle, opt for the treatment. Do not wait for these problems mature, as it leads to more challenging surgery and damages your vision.
The combination therapy of Collagen crosslinking with INTACS or toric phakic IOLs can be used when you aspire to halt the advancement of keratoconus.
The graft has will be taken from a recently expired individual with no known ailments or other factors that may affect the achievability of the donated tissue or the health of the recipient.