Keratoconus causes your eye's cornea to grow outward in a cone shape, but as long as you start treatment early — ideally, at the time of onset during puberty — corrective measures can be quite successful. The experienced team of optometrists at VistaSite Eye Care in New York City offers effective care if you or your child has keratoconus. Call or use online booking to schedule an appointment at the nearest VistaSite Eye Care office in Brooklyn, Manhattan, the Bronx, Valley Stream, or Washington Heights today.
Keratoconus is progressive vision disorder that causes your cornea to thin out and then grow in a cone shape. This prevents light from reaching your retina, which may distort your vision.
The most common symptoms of keratoconus include:
Symptoms are progressive, and the progression generally occurs throughout adolescence and early adulthood.
The cause of keratoconus isn't definitively known at this time. However, there may be a genetic connection as around one in 10 keratoconus sufferers has a parent who also has keratoconus.
Your optometrist is often able to diagnose keratoconus through a comprehensive eye exam and detailed medical history. While keratoconus is often evident due to the unique cornea shape it causes, in some cases your optometrist may need to confirm the diagnosis with additional tests such as:
Treatment of keratoconus depends on your symptoms and on the progression of the disease. There are three main types of treatment for keratoconus, including:
If you suspect you might have keratoconus, call or use online booking to schedule an appointment today.