What is keratoconus? It is a disease of cornea that causes a progressive thinning of cornea and decrease of eye sight due to increase in eye myopia and irregular astigmatism.
Etiology: genetically weak corneas and due to constant rubbing of eyes due to eye allergy
Treatment: Early stages glasses. mild cases are treated with Rigid gas permeable contact lenses or hybrid lenses
Moderately severe cases: requires Collagen cross linkage ( treating the eyes with Riboflavin eye drops and exposing it to UV light) and INTACS ( femtosecong guided insertion of PMMA ring into the cornea) to support the cornea and correct the vision
In stable keratoconus: Toric ICL can be implanted
In advanced keratoconus: DALK (deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty) corneal transplant or PKP complete corneal transplant can be done.
collagen cross linkage
INTACS corneal rings
Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty
HOSPITALS IN UAE where Dr Sandip Mitra is available for consultation
Dubai: Emirates Hospital Motor city, contact number 0097148716900, www.emirateshospitalmc.ae
Sharjah : Alzahra private Hospital, contact number 0097165619999,www.alzahra.com