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One out of every 2,000 people are estimated develop keratoconus, or “KC” during a lifetime. Often found in young people, KC is an eye condition in which the cornea has become misshapen. The cornea is the clear surface on the eye and refracts light as it enters. In an eye with keratoconus, the cornea bulges into a cone-like protrusion, distorting vision.

Client Education: Cross-Linking for Progressive Keratoconus

Advanced Keratoconus Treatment in Charleston, SC

While keratoconus often starts in the teens, as it progresses, the person may have advancing nearsightedness, astigmatism, or suffer from light sensitivity. One of the early signs of keratoconus is a lens prescription that changes every time the client visits an optometrist.

Early Symptoms of Keratoconus

The early symptoms for KC vary from client to client. Common indications that you (or your child) may be developing this dangerous eye condition include:

  • Mildly blurred vision
  • Distorted vision (wavy, bent)
  • Light sensitivity
  • Red eyes
  • Swelling

Later StageSymptoms of Keratoconus

As the condition moves into the a more advanced stage, these common symptoms may appear:

  • Vision very blurry
  • Extremely distorted vision
  • Nearsightedness becoming worse
  • Frequently changing lens prescription
  • Cannot wear contacts comfortably
  • Astigmatism worsening

Keratoconus Treatment

Depending upon the stage of the KC, various treatments are available. In the early stages soft contact lenses can be helpful, but as the condition progresses, it becomes impossible to wear these lenses. At the Waring Eye Institute, we use the most advanced techniques and treatments for keratoconus, and skilled ophthalmologist Dr. George Waring is responsible for contributing to many of the latest generation treatments for a range of eye conditions and diseases. He and his team of medical professional provides the most advanced treatments, including being actively involved in developing more effective treatments for keratoconus. You may be a candidate for one of the following treatments:

  • Corneal ring segments
  • Corneal crosslinking
  • Iontophoretic delivery of riboflavin
  • Intraocular lenses
  • Laser correction
  • Hybrid contact lenses
  • Gas permeable lenses
  • Piggyback contact lenses
  • Scleral and semi-scleral contact lenses
  • Corneal inserts
  • Keratoplasty

Custom Treatmentfor Keratoconus

Your eyes and vision are extremely important, and how it is treated can make the difference between clear vision and an advancing level of vision loss. You deserve to have access to the latest generation of treatments for KC and to be fully confident in the ophthalmologist treating your condition. At the Waring Eye Institute in Charleston, we offer our clients customized treatment plans to restore vision and ward of the advancement of KC.

Premier Eye Clinic for KC:Serving Myrtle Beach, Columbia, and Other Communities

Any person struggling with progressive keratoconus will want the most effective, modern treatment. At the Waring Eye Institute, we are consistently engaged in the research and development of treatments for KC and a range of other eye conditions.

Make an Appointment withDr. George Waring IV to Treat KC

We urge you to schedule an appointment to find out the latest generation of treatment options to help you retain or restore your vision if keratoconus has affected your ability to see clearly. We treat young people and adults with KC and are known as the premier eye health clinic serving the area.

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