Keratoconus Treatments

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Keratoconus is the disease of thinning of the transparent layer in front of the colored part of the eye called the cornea. Keratoconus is the condition in which the transparent layer in front of the colored part of the eye, called the cornea, becomes thinner.

Treatment differs according to the stage of the disease; in the early stages, spectacle correction may be sufficient. In low and moderate stages, gas permeable or semi-rigid lenses specially designed for Keratoconus are used to improve visual acuity.

The application of new generation hybrid soft-skirt and hard-centered corrective lenses improve vision and patient comfort.

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Cross linking is a method of obtaining a more robust cornea by saturating the collagen fibers in the cornea with riboflavin and treating them with a special wavelength blue laser.

Placing a ring in the cornea allows the cornea to be stretched and corrected, thus improving visual acuity and quality.

Making the right choice in appropriate cases improves the patient's life quality. If the disease is progressive, Cross Linking treatment should be performed, but if it is stable, such an intervention in the cornea should be avoided.

The introduction and widespread use of hybrid lenses has reduced the need for an intra-corneal ring, and many patients have very good vision without the need for surgery.

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Irregular astigmatism is eliminated by stretching the cornea in intra-corneal rings, but the correction in myopia may sometimes not be sufficient, in such cases glasses or lenses can be used in the postoperative period.

In Keretaconus Treatments, these treatments can be combined according to the situation.

Excimer Laser is contraindicated in keratoconus patients.

After the introduction of Cross Linking treatment in recent years, there are publications on the correction of the remaining defect with Excimer Laser with TPAEK method after corneal integrity is achieved with Cross Linking.

Corneal transplantation (keratoplasty) is required in the last stage of the disease, corneal transplantation gives successful results in keratoconus patients.