Keratoconus Treatment

Keratoconus is an eye condition that mostly affects the cornea of the eyes.

What Is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye condition that mostly affects the cornea of the eyes. This condition can affect either one or both eyes simultaneously. Keratoconus can cause a complete loss of eyesight as it progresses.

The cornea is the transparent outer circular component of the eye and its primary function is light refraction. It is composed of a flexible protein called collagen, which aids in the maintenance of the cornea’s round shape as in this condition, it might get changed to an irregular conical shape. Keratoconus is often observed when this collagen begins to degrade and there are numerous irregularities on the corneal surface. The loss of collagen causes thinning of the cornea, which can impair eyesight.

It is often diagnosed in adolescence and can progress with age. Proper management of illness is extremely crucial to slow down the progression.

Get the Best Keratoconus Treatment from Lall Eye Care

At Lall Eye Care, we have the expertise and experience to treat Keratoconus. Dr. Deepa Gupta at Lall Eye Care is a renowned doctor treating keratoconus. Keratoconus is a condition in which the shape of the cornea develops a cone-shaped bulge. 

Keratoconus is primarily bilateral and asymmetrical and affects both eyes. The exact cause of keratoconus is unknown, but it can affect you adversely. 

Lall Eye Care is an advanced ophthalmologic clinic that offers highly customised eye care solutions. In keratoconus, the light rays entering the eye don’t focus on a single point. Consult with Dr. Deepa Gupta today to avail highly advanced keratoconus treatment. 

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Causes and Risk factors associated with Keratoconus

The specific aetiology of keratoconus has yet to be determined. Collagen loss is commonly associated with it. However, there are other risk factors associated with developing the disease.

  • Genetic predisposition: Having a family history of this disease might significantly enhance your chances of acquiring it.
  • Age: Keratoconus is identified during puberty, and when the patients’ diseases worsen, surgical intervention becomes essential.
  • Rubbing the eyes: The habit of rubbing the eyes on a regular basis might increase the risk of corneal collagen damage. It has been linked to an increased risk of developing keratoconus.
  • Ocular inflammation: Chronic inflammation of the eyes can result in the breakdown of corneal tissue. This is a significant risk factor for the development of keratoconus. A history of allergies or conjunctivitis might also be a significant risk factor.

Symptoms of keratoconus?

Keratoconus symptoms can be difficult to detect, and many individuals are unaware that they have keratoconus in the early stages of this condition. Visual issues, such as hazy vision or impaired eyesight, are frequent symptoms that develop after the advancement of the disease. Here are some common symptoms associated with keratoconus. 

  • Excessive rubbing sensation 
  • Distortion of vision 
  • Recurring headaches 
  • Sensitivity to light 

How is it Diagnosed?

Keratoconus is often diagnosed by a series of eye tests. To further understand your eye health, an ophthalmologist will conduct a thorough examination and review your medical history.

Some of the most common tests used in diagnosis are:

  • Pentacam Computerized corneal mapping: Because keratoconus is associated with corneal abnormalities, this procedure involves a specialised photographic examination. This entails taking extremely precise photographs of the cornea to generate a corneal map. The cornea’s thickness is also measured using Pentacam computed tomography. This is useful for detecting the initial stages of keratoconus.
  • Keratometry is a type of eye exam in which an ophthalmologist uses a light circle to measure the reflection from the cornea in which the cornea’s shape is determined.
  • Eye Reflection test: Another method for diagnosing keratoconus is the eye reflection test, which tests the clarity of your vision. This assists the doctor in analysing the visual difficulties that you have.
  • Slit-lamp examination: It is a popular comprehensive test in which the shape of the cornea can be easily visualized.

Our Speciality Services for Keratoconus Treatment

With our vast experience managing complex corneal cases, you’ll get highly customised keratoconus treatment. Dr. Deepa Gupta deploys a wide range of treatment procedures to address keratoconus. She implements the following treatment procedures to diagnose keratoconus. 

  • Dialled refraction 
  • Corneal topography with pentacam 
  • Corvis-ST to analyse the biomechanical weakening of the cornea 

Based on the findings, Dr. Deepa Gupta will tailor your keratoconus treatment. 

Expertise in C3R and CXL Eye Surgery

We are adept at executing C3R and CXL eye surgery at Lall Eye Care. Note that this surgery doesn’t correct refractive errors in your eyes. It helps maintain the current vision level and prevents it from degrading. 

Crosslinking C3R and CXL eye surgery are stable and less invasive. Dr. Deepa Gupta is an expert in crosslinking surgery that aims to fortify collagen crosslinking strands. We are also one of the most reputed clinics for Keratoplasty. 

Dr. Deepa Gupta possesses years of experience in transplanting corneas. In most cases, crosslinking surgery can stabilise keratoconus. To learn more, contact us today. 

Keratoconus treatment

If you have keratoconus, it is critical to manage the disease properly. Because the problem can deteriorate over time, appropriate keratoconus management with the assistance of a highly skilled ophthalmologist is critical to preserve your eyesight.

Treatment and management of keratoconus should be decided only after a thorough examination by your ophthalmologist.

  • Eyeglasses and contact lenses: If the problem is diagnosed early enough and the progression is mild, eyesight can be improved using eyeglasses and contact lenses. There are several types of lenses that can aid with vision improvements, such as piggyback lenses, hybrid lenses, and scleral lenses. When the condition reaches a certain stage and the corneal shape becomes thinner, glasses and contacts will no longer provide optimum eyesight.
  • Hard Gas permeable lens: In circumstances when advancement has occurred, the ophthalmologist may also recommend a hard gas permeable lens. It is a type of hard contact lens that helps to retain the spherical shape of the eye, allowing for better and more focused vision.
  • Intacs corneal rings: These are a relatively recent standard approach for keratoconus therapy. The inserts are inserted in the corneal stroma, which surrounds the periphery of the cornea, resulting in a flatter cornea and greater vision.
  • Corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin: this is a more sophisticated method that involves the use of riboflavin-rich eye drops. The cornea is first saturated with these eye drops before being treated with UV radiation. This induces crosslinking of the cornea and stiffening. The rigidity prevents the corneal shape from shifting. It lowers the risk of vision loss and can aid in the stabilisation of keratoconus. In certain circumstances, two or three keratoconus management options can be combined to improve the effect and functionality. In general, corneal collagen cross-linking and Intacs are utilised in conjunction to improve management and therapy.
  • Corneal Transplant: In the advanced phases of corneal scarring the damage is so extensive that therapies, prescription lenses, and contact lenses would be useless.

In such cases, corneal transplant surgery is the sole choice. There are two forms of corneal transplant surgery that can be performed.

  • When the entire cornea needs to be transplanted, penetrating keratoplasty is performed in the presence of extensive corneal scarring or a very thin cornea. The complete cornea is transplanted after the damaged cornea is removed using donor tissue.
  • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty is another approach in which the inner lining of the cornea, known as the endothelium, is retained. The small portion of the altered cornea is replaced by damaged tissue.

The corneal transplant is a good surgical option for the treatment of keratoconus. It may have certain complications, but at advanced stages, no other technique can assist keratoconus better than surgery.

Consulting an experienced corneal specialist like Dr. Deepa Gupta to do your Keratoconus Surgery at the best  & affordable cost.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • How does Keratoconus affect your Vision?
  • Who gets Keratoconus?
  • Is keratoconus Treatment Painful?
  • What happens if you don’t treat Keratoconus?
  • How long does it take to recover from Keratoconus Surgery?
  • Can I go blind with Keratoconus?
  • What are the stages of Keratoconus?
How does Keratoconus affect your Vision?

Keratoconus occurs when your cornea becomes thin and bulges outward into a cone shape. It affects both eyes and can adversely affect your vision. In the early stages of keratoconus, you might be able to correct vision problems. 

Crosslinking surgery at Lall Eye Care in Delhi NCR is your one-stop solution to address the problem of keratoconus. You can consult with an appointment with us for more information on keratoconus.

Who gets Keratoconus?

Although both genders can develop keratoconus, most research studies suggest that men are at a higher risk. At Lall Eye Care, we have the expertise to treat keratoconus. Dr. Deepa Gupta at Lall Eye Care possesses immense experience in treating keratoconus. The primary cause of keratoconus is the loss of collagen in the cornea.

Is keratoconus Treatment Painful?

At Lall Eye Care, we rely on corneal cross-linking to treat keratoconus. Dr. Deepa Gupta at Lall Eye Care is an expert in keratoconus treatment. In corneal crosslinking, Dr. Deepa Gupta relies on riboflavin eye drops and UV light to fortify the tissues in your cornea. 

The primary objective of the crosslinking procedure is to prevent the cornea from bulging more. You shouldn’t feel any pain because your eyes will be numb.

What happens if you don’t treat Keratoconus?

Untreated keratoconus can lead to permanent vision loss in human beings. That’s why at Lall Eye Care, we always advise patients to treat keratoconus at the earliest. Keratoconus causes changes to the cornea, thereby affecting your vision. Note that keratoconus is a progressive illness. You can consult Dr. Deepa Gupta at Lall Eye Care for specialised keratoconus treatment.

How long does it take to recover from Keratoconus Surgery?

After undergoing keratoconus surgery at Lall Eye Care, you’ll have to adhere to specific restrictions. The treated eye will remain painful for three to five days. Dr. Deepa Gupta will provide you with comprehensive post-operative care instructions.

Can I go blind with Keratoconus?

 No, not at all. Keratoconus is a progressive eye disorder making your cornea cone-shaped and bulging. This condition needs serious attention as it may continue to progress and lead to clouded vision if not treated, but rarely cause blindness. Also, many options are available for its treatment. Options at our eye care clinic are:

  • Glasses and soft eye lenses.
  • Rigid gas permeable lenses.
  • Specialized ‘piggybacked’, scleral lenses, and hybrid lenses.
  • Collagen cross-linking using UV light.
  •  Corneal Implants.
  • Corneal surgery
  • Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty.

All of these have large success rates with our doctors at Dr. Deepa’s eye care clinic and will be recommended depending on your stage of Keratoconus and your requirements at the most affordable costs.

What are the stages of Keratoconus?

As Keratoconus is a progressing disease, the symptoms keep on increasing and worsening in case it is left untreated . Thus, it has been classified into various stages from early to advanced but varies with each individual.

Stage 1: This is the early stage when there is some blurring or distorted vision.

Stage 2: There is increased sensitivity to light and glare causing problems with night driving.

Stage 3: Eyeglasses prescriptions start changing very frequently.

Stage 4: Suddenly there is worsening of the vision and a cloudy vision develops.

Do not wait, consult today Dr.Deepa Gupta’s eye care clinic today for the best and most successful treatment of Keratoconus.



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