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keratoconus

I have keratoconus? What do I do now?

Chances are you went to see your ophthalmologist or optometrist because you were not seeing as well as you used to see out of your glasses or contacts. But instead of simply getting a new prescription, you were diagnosed with a progressive, sight threatening condition. You probably left the office with questions such as- “What is keratoconus and what are my options?”

Keratoconus is a condition that causes the clear, normally sphere-shaped, front part of the eye to bulge forward into a cone-like protrusion. The front part of the eye, the cornea, thins as it protrudes and causes vision to blur.

Fortunately there are several  options to help preserve and/or maintain your vision.

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New Treatment for Advanced Keratoconus now Available to Parker Cornea Patients

This blog post was adapted from a paper published in U.S. Ophthalmic Review, written by senior UAB ophthalmology resident physician Jack Parker, M.D.

At Parker Cornea, we are committed to researching safer treatment options for patients suffering from advanced keratoconus, a disorder that results in a “cone-shaped” cornea that can cause blurred vision, sensitivity to light, distortion of vision and eye irritation, redness and swelling.

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