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Keratoconus

Vision Source Castle Hills Offer Treatment For Keratoconus

At Vision Source Castle Hills, we are here to help the residents of San Antonio, TX, manage every aspect of their vision and ocular health. But, a number of medical conditions can affect their eye health and prevent them to have good vision. One of those conditions is called keratoconus. Learn more about this condition below.

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What Is Keratoconus?

If you have keratoconus, then you have an irregular shaped cornea. The cornea plays an important role in vision. This vital part of the eye refracts light to the retina and enable us to view objects well. With keratoconus, the cornea bulges outward, deflecting light and distorting vision.

Keratoconus primarily affects individuals who have a family history of it, but people who rub their eyes intensely or have a medical condition like retinitis pigmentosa or Down syndrome can also get it.

Symptoms Of Keratoconus

As the condition advances, you may notice a few symptoms. You may experience blurred or distorted vision, have a heightened sensitivity to glare or light, have trouble driving at night, constantly needing to change your prescription, or deteriorating vision.

Our Optometrist in San Antonio, TX, Can Treat Keratoconus

Treating keratoconus depends on how quickly the condition is progressing and the severity of it. In many cases, it can be corrected with medical devices like eyeglasses and contact lenses. After a few years of wearing glasses or contacts, you may not have severe problems with your sight or need any more treatment. But, for some people, corrective eyewear is not enough. If the cornea is deeply affected, such as getting scarred or is thinning out, then surgery needs to take place. In this case, we will refer to you to an eye surgeon and monitor your progress before and after surgery.

Contact Vision Source Castle Hills Today to Schedule an Appointment

Keratoconus is only one of the many eye conditions that we at Vision Source Castle Hills in San Antonio, TX, can treat. If you have the symptoms of keratoconus, let our optometrist examine your eyes. We can recommend the right treatment option based on your needs. If you would like to learn more about this eye condition and how our team can help you or schedule an appointment with our eye doctor, then reach out to us today by calling 210-344-1400.