Keratoconus is an eye disease that causes the corneal tissue of your eye to degenerate. Commonly beginning in the late teens and early twenties, this degenerative eye disease changes the shape of your cornea from round to a more conical shape by causing corneal tissue to bulge.
Symptoms of keratoconus include blurry or distorted vision, light sensitivity, and an increased risk for refractive errors. In its earliest stages, eye glasses and soft contact lenses can help improve vision by addressing refractive errors, though these methods will do nothing to stop the disease’s progression.
In the past, the only way to treat the progressive stages of keratoconus was through a corneal transplant. However, advancements in vision technology have brought about a safer, faster, and more effective solution with Intacs.
Intacs are tiny implants that can be placed in one or both eyes. Beverly Hills keratoconus eye surgeon Dr. Rajesh Khanna can place these semi-circular rings just below your outer corneal surface to immediately improve vision and provide a permanent solution for keratoconus.
If you are suffering from the symptoms of keratoconus in the Beverly Hills area of California, please contact the Khanna Institute of LASIK & Refractive Surgery today to schedule an initial examination.