3 Signs You Are Suffering From Keratoconus

We do not take enough care of our eyes. We, people, are so lethargic unless it ends in severe problems. It is the general mentality of all in this society unless we are affected and feeling complications. Any illness does not directly end up in severe condition and some of the symptoms would have shown up at some other times. The reason why you are taking these eye problems at ease is mainly due to the insufficient knowledge and awareness of what we are currently experiencing. This blog is all about creating awareness about one of the major common eye illnesses “Keratoconus”.

Is Keratoconus have more eye complications?

Yes, it has and it greatly depends on how an individual takes his//her medication to find a cure. Keratoconus makes your eye vision deflects and blurs when you focus on the objects. The eye’s outer layer protects your eyes from dust, fine particles and winds. This layer replicates like a lens and the main function of the outer layer is to protect your retina and cornea from the external environment. This layer bulges and it forms like a cone-like structure before your retina. This is due to the hard rubbing of your eyes and sometimes due to genetic problems. 

Signs that confirm you are currently experiencing Keratoconus

Sign 1 – Blurred Vision

Your eye vision gets blurred due to many reasons. But Keratoconus doesn’t make both your eyes experience the same blur. The blurred vision happens either at one of your eyes and it can be tested manually closing your eyes one by one. The blur happens when your keratoconus occurs. You may have a doubt that why it can’t be a cataract. The cataract occurs at both eyes while Keratoconus occurs at either one of your eyes. The blurred vision creates complications once the Keratoconus starts to grow.

Sign 2 –  Short Sightedness

Yes, short-sightedness is one of the symptoms that you are having. You experience short-sightedness all of a sudden in your eyes.  The short-sightedness due to the displacement of the outer corneal layer makes you suffer. There are two possibilities that you have short-sightedness, (1) Myopia and (2) Keratoconus. The patients who have both eye complications makes the keratoconus grow at a faster pace. The treatment of myopia won’t have positive impacts on curing the Keratoconus. Hence, different treatments for different problems. 

Sign 3 – Poor Night Vision & Photophobia

The keratoconus patients experience poor night vision and photophobia. This is the common symptom of most eye problems and proper testing is required to identify the type of illness. The outer layer makes the night vision so poor and hence it creates headaches. The eyes make your focus irrelevant when you sight the high brightness objects. Neglection of these symptoms makes your eye complication grow even more and worse. 

What Do The Eye Foundation Recommend?

The Eye Foundation recommends testing your eyes to identify the severity of keratoconus growth. The appropriate treatment should be taken at the very beginning to eradicate the growth before its get too late. The Eye Foundation has advanced equipment in treating Keratoconus eye problems. We suggest the patients undergo “Cross-Linking and Intra Corneal Ring Segment”. Depending on the infection and the patient health condition, the treatment methods are suggested by ophthalmologists. We strongly suggest the Myopia patients not undergo laser or Lasik treatment as it worsens the worst. To find a better cure, visit The Eye Foundation hospital near your locality. 



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