Overiew: Understanding Keratoconus
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Objective of Keratoconus Treatment
What Do We Offer For Keratoconus Treatment?
Our Super Specialities Services For Keratoconus Treatment
Primary diagnosis of keratoconus treatment include:
|The first diagnosis of keratoconus is the rapidly changing refractive error or simply put, glass prescription. A dilated refraction accurately assesses this refractive error of each eye.||A Corneal Topography done by Pentacam evaluates the severity of this condition. It shows the alterations of the corneal architecture and measures the curvature.||Corvis-ST shows the extent of the biomechanical weakening of the cornea that causes it to lose its original shape and makes it vulnerable to thinning and worsening.|
Based on the findings, our experienced specialists draw a successful keratoconus
treatment plan for the patient.
Centre for Sight offers keratoconus treatment through both medical and surgical methods:
Surgical Management of Keratoconus
Key Facts about Crosslinking (C3R or CXL) eye surgery
|Crosslinking (C3R or CXL) eye surgery does not correct vision or eliminate the need for contact lens or eyeglasses. It maintains the current level of vision and prevents it from worsening.||Crosslinking eye surgery has shown longstanding stability. It is a less invasive treatment than other corneal transplants.||Crosslinking surgery aims to strengthen collagen cross-linking strands with the support of riboflavin and ultraviolet rays. It allows for faster recovery and doesn’t necessitate hospitalization.|
What Is the Process of Crosslinking (C3R or CXL) eye Surgery
During Crosslinking (C3R or CXL) eye surgery, the cornea’s top layer is scraped to instil riboflavin drops and soak cornea for 20-30 min.
After this, UV-A radiation exposure is concentrated on the patient’s eyes for 10 minutes.
Next, the eye is washed, and a contact lens is placed over the cornea to be worn for 3-4 days.
What is Corneal Transplant Surgery or Keratoplasty?
|PK (Penetrating Keratoplasty)||Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty (DALK)|
|Penetrating Keratoplasty is a type of corneal transplantation surgery in which the donor cornea is stitched to the host tissue of the patient.||With the recent advancements in surgical techniques and instrumentation, newer kinds of surgeries are done with excellent results. These surgeries are called lamellar transplantation.|
|It is a conventional procedure being done for many years now.
Penetrating Keratoplasty involves the removal of the entire thickness of the host cornea and replacing it with the donor cornea.
|In this type of corneal transplant surgery, only the diseased portion of the cornea is replaced with healthy donor tissue. The rest of the cornea is left undisturbed. When the front portion of the cornea is replaced, it is called as DALK (Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty).|