Am I at Risk for Keratoconus?

Keratoconus occurs when your eye’s cornea thins, resulting in a bulging of tissue that creates a cone shape. While in many cases the exact cause of keratoconus is unknown, some evidence suggests those with a family history of this disorder are at a higher risk for developing it. In addition, inherited genetic conditions such as Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Leber’s congenital amaurosis, osteogenesis imperfect, or Down syndrome may increase your risks for developing keratoconus.

If you are experiencing the symptoms of keratoconus such as sudden vision disruptions or numerous prescription changes in a short period of time, please call (877) 254-2662 today to schedule an appointment with Los Angeles Intacs doctor Rajesh Khanna.

Potential Causes

While the exact cause of keratoconus may be unknown, it has been suggested that risks increase due to factors including:

  • Frequent and vigorous rubbing of the eyes
  • Enzyme abnormalities
  • Long-term use of contact lenses
  • Eye conditions such as vernal keratoconjunctivitis and retinitis pigmentosa

Keratoconus is often aggressive in it progression and if left untreated can necessitate a corneal transplant. When caught early on, Dr. Khanna can use Intacs to help restore vision and prevent more invasive procedures.

If you live in the Los Angeles, California area and believe you could benefit from Intacs, please contact the Khanna Institute of LASIK & Refractive Surgery today to schedule an initial consultation.

Written by Rajesh Khanna, MD

Los Angeles Lasik Surgeon Rajesh Khanna MD is a recognized pioneer in Presbyopic Implants for correction of aging eyes. He has popularized Cornea Cross Linking and Intacs forKeratoconus. He is an Expert Cataract, Pterygium Eye Surgeon, A Cornea Specialist he performs Laser Corneal Transplants, DMEK, DSEK and DALK. Rajesh Khanna MD is a well known medical writer. He has published the bestseller "The miracle of Pi in Eye".He is also a columnist for the newspaper Acorn. Dr.Khanna also hosts "Medical Magic". In his spare time he hikes with his family and German Shepard or does yoga. He also plays field hockey and loves swimming.