Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory disorder that affects the cornea. The cornea becomes thinned and steepened, resulting in distorted vision, sensitivity to light and decreased vision. Symptoms typically manifest in a person’s younger years, usually the late teens or 20’s. Keratoconus can affect a person’s ability to read or drive, which can be a major obstacle for people. Luckily, this is a condition that can be diagnosed through a routine eye exam, which underscores the importance of scheduling regular eye exams for you and your children.
When diagnosed at a young age, Dr. Butzon may recommend corneal cross linking to stabilize and prevent further thinning at the cornea which can lead to corneal scarring and possible need for a corneal transplant.
As conventional glasses or traditional soft or gas permeable lenses no longer provide adequate vision, Dr. Butzon is trained and experienced in fitting patients in scleral contact lens, even with a bifocal lens for those over 40 years of age. Scleral contacts also may benefit patients following corneal transplant or irregular or damaged corneas.
To learn more about Keratoconus, please contact us today. We can speak to you about diagnosis, treatment, and answer any questions you may have.