Depending on the severity of your disease the treatment may vary. Eyeglasses or soft contact lenses may be used to correct the mild nearsightedness and astigmatism caused in the early stages of keratoconus.

As the disorder progresses and the cornea continues to thin and change shape, rigid gas permeable contact lenses are generally prescribed to correct vision more adequately. In severe cases, a corneal transplant may be needed due to scarring, extreme thinning or contact lens intolerance. This is a surgical procedure that replaces the keratoconus cornea with healthy donor tissue.


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Corneal Transplant Overview

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The National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF), a program of the The NKCF is an educational program of The Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, UC Irvine. Click here to find out more.

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