At our office. Keratoconus is one of those common corneal conditions that we encounter. It is believed that it can be founded up to one of 250 people. Whereas in the past, we used to think it used to be one to 2000 or 3000 people. During your consultation, we may do corneal topography, which basically creates a map of the front surface of your eyes. This allows us to determine the shape, the size, the curvature of your condition, and whether you're progressing.
If we determined that your eyes are progressing, we may recommend a treatment called corneal collagen cross-linking. Basically, this is the only way to stabilize and stop the cornea from progressing further and further.
Once we've determined that your eyes are stable and you're not progressing, we can recommend the best visual treatment options. And this can include the most advanced contact lenses, including large diameter size scleral contact lenses.
That includes hybrid lenses, which is a fusion of a hard lens and a soft lens.
We can also do custom soft lenses, which may work for certain types of mild cases of keratoconus.
And lastly, we have the traditional gas permeable contact lenses, which we used to use for many decades in the past. If this is something you want to learn more about, please schedule a consultation at Silicon Valley Eye Physicians. Thank you.