If your faltering vision is also pared with extreme sensitivity to glare and light, there’s a chance that you’re actually suffering from more than just regular vision loss. It could be the sign of a serious eye disease known as keratoconus. We’ll get to what it is. For now, know that you’ll want to head over to Edmonds, Husz & Pemberton Eye Center soon and meet with our Tucson keratoconus doctor.
Like any health issue, it’s important not to take it lightly by letting the hands of time tick by without any proper evaluations and treatment. What this disease basically results in is the thinning and bulging of the cornea into a cone-like shape. Once this happens light is deflected into the light-sensitive retina, resulting in distorted vision. The disease can afflict one or both eyes and it can develop as early as the teens or 20s. What causes this? There is no definitive answer. But recent research suggests that the weakening of the cornea might be correlated to a serious imbalance of enzymes which causes the cornea to become more vulnerable to oxidative damage from free radicals. Some common treatments for this disease include: custom soft contact lenses; corneal cross-linking; gas permeable contact lenses; hybrid contact lenses; scleral and semi-scleral lenses; intacs; topography-guided conductive keratoplasty; corneal transplant. For more information, or for treatment, don’t hesitate to reach out to a proper professional. You won’t meet better people for the job than at Edmonds, Husz & Pemberton Eye Center. Meet with a first-rate Tucson keratoconus doctor soon.
Sound good? Now all you have to do is take that first magical step toward disease free eyes. Get yourself taken care of at Edmonds, Husz & Pemberton Eye Center. Phone or e-mail us to schedule an appointment. After that? It won’t be long before you get proper care from a Tucson keratoconus doctor. Breathe—you’re going to be just fine.