Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea, which is the major refractive (focus) power of the eye, starts to thin and bulge forward. For most patients the cornea is a rounded arc, but if it starts to bulge light begins to reflect irregularly.
Keratoconus can change from year to year which can cause large prescription fluctuations, specifically causing large shifts in astigmatism.
Treatment for Keratoconus varies depending on the severity of the condition which can be determined by one of our optometrists at Blaine Eye Clinic. Most patients with the diagnoses of Keratoconus can be treated with the use of scleral lenses which are prescribed, fit, and modified as necessary by either Dr. Breann Forliti or Dr. Emmalee Toldo here at BEC. However, if scleral lenses aren’t the best option based on the severity of the diagnoses, our doctors can also refer patients to trusted colleagues for other procedures such as cross-linking or surgical intervention, when needed.