What is Keratoconus?

Treating Keratoconus

Keratoconus changes the structure of the cornea (outer window) of the eye, making it weaker and thinner. It changes shape, and that leads to the development of regular and irregular astigmatism.

Corneal cross linking can help many patients who are suffering from Keratoconus, or from conditions associated with it. It can help to avoid the need for treatments like corneal grafts.

The procedure is usually pain-free. We use a combination of Riboflavin (Vitamin B) drops and ultraviolet light to strengthen the collagen fibres in the cornea and help inhibit the condition’s progress.

Our surgeons are some of that most experienced in the world and collectively they have treated more than 2 million people. Once the cornea is stable, many of our patients are delighted to discover that they are suitable candidates for a further procedure which reduces dependency on, and can even overcome, the need for glasses or contact lenses.

There’s no need to join a lengthy NHS waiting list if you have Keratoconus, when you could be seeing the benefits of our treatment in just days or weeks.

What are the symptoms of Keratoconus?

  • Blurred vision
  • Distorted vision

What are the causes of Keratoconus?

  • Thought to be genetic
  • Sufferers of multiple allergies are thought to be at risk

How do you treat Keratoconus?

  • Corneal Cross Linking Surgery
  • Corneal Graft Surgery
  • Glasses
  • Contact lenses