Keratoconus is a progressive corneal disorder which results in the cornea, the outer clear covering of the eye, becoming too thin and then changing shape from being approximately spherical in shape to being cone shaped. It is a serious condition which can result in significant vision loss if not diagnosed.
This condition was previously managed by the use of specialist contact lenses and in some cases with a corneal transplant, however over the last number of years a new treatment called ‘Cross Linking’ has been developed which can in many cases halt the progress of keratoconus. This treatment needs to be done as soon as possible to maximise its benefits.
At Patrick Moore Opticians we use a specialist instrument called a Corneal Topographer which can help diagnose the condition in its earliest stage, it even gives a percentage risk of the condition being present. If it is diagnosed we can arrange an urgent referral so that treatment can begin at soon as possible.
If you would like to be examined for this condition then just mention it when booking your consultation.
PATRICK MOORE OPTICIANS
UNIT 8, ASHLEAF SHOPPING CENTRE,
CRUMLIN CROSSROADS, CO. DUBLIN.
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