Alternative treatments

Alternative treatments

There are a few alternative keratoconus treatments available for people who suffer from the eye diseases. In its mildest form, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses will correct vision. However, glasses and contacts may correct vision; they do not stop the progression of keratoconus. As the disease progresses and the cornea thins, becoming increasingly irregular in shape, glasses and soft contacts no longer provide adequate vision correction.

Gas-permeable contact lenses can be used as an alternative keratoconus treatment. For some, these rigid contact lenses are the only way to correct vision adequately. These must be fitted with great care. Most patients need frequent checkups and frequent contact lens replacement to achieve good vision and comfort.

In some instances the use of one lens is another alternative for keratoconus treatment solution. Traditionally, the only way to stop keratoconus was a corneal transplant. However, newer technologies now exist that can delay the need for and even prevent a transplant entirely.

Hashmanis Group of Hospitals now offers Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking (CXL) to treat keratoconus. Find out if you’re a candidate for CXL and get a free consultation today.

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