Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory protrusion or ectasia of the cornea, which is the front surface of the eye. It is not a well understood condition but appears to have a genetic connection. There are several different clinical types or presentations of Keratoconus and no two Keratoconic corneas are exactly alike.
In severe or advanced cases of Keratoconus, the corneal distortion can be so profound that neither eyeglasses or conventional contact lenses will be able to provide functional vision to the patient.
Our specialty lens practice has dedicated itself to address the vision and comfort needs of patients who suffer from loss of vision and ocular comfort due to Keratoconus, Pellucid Marginal Degeneration and Corneal Ectasia.
Over the decades, I have had the privilege to helping thousands of patients suffering from the above conditions as well as many other ocular conditions see clearly and comfortably once again. Almost all of the lenses used to achieve this have been designed in our office with the use of special instruments and computers. Each lens is designed for each individual eye.
I created this informational website to let this unique “high need” population know that there are many unique non-invasive lens technologies that will provide clear, comfortable vision once again. Over the years, many of the Keratoconus patients visiting my office have told me that their prior doctors provided them with a variety of invasive procedures to help them see once again. These options included:
- Intacs (plastic inserts surgically inserted into the cornea)
- Collagen Cross-Linking ( a combination of Riboflavin and Ultraviolet light intended to strengthen the cornea)
- Corneal Transplant Surgery
- Laser surgery intended to smooth out the corneal surface
- Replacement Lens Surgery ( a contact lens type of device surgically inserted in front of the patient’s own lens)
Most of the patients who I have seen over the years had visited a number of eye doctors and clinics seeking help. What has surprised me is how little “one on one” time the great majority of these patients received. With each new doctor encounter, a different set of options would be presented to the patients. Many patients were told that there is nothing more that can be done to help them see better. The patient would just have to learn to live with their vision loss. The main purpose of this website is to let these patients know that there is hope and that there are non-invasive options available that will allow these unique patients to see clearly and comfortably once again. PATIENTS SHOULD NOT SEEK A SURGICAL OPTION.