Keratoconus and Cataract: Symptoms and Treatment

A degenerative disorder of the eye, which is very common in India, is keratoconus that causes structural changes within the cornea. Clouding of the lens in the eye is known as cataract and can be treated by removal of natural lens through surgical procedures.

Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus and treatment of cataract are discussed in this blog.

Symptoms Associated with Keratoconus 

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Blurred vision that cannot be corrected with corrective glasses is one of the earliest signs of keratoconus. As per the recent studies conducted, it was reported that the symptoms appeared at early teen age years of the patients such as increased light sensitivity. Furthermore, other symptoms associated with keratoconus are difficulty in vision at night while driving.

Especially at night, the patients suffering from the keratoconus can experience a halo around lights and ghosting. Eye strain is also associated with the patients suffering from keratoconus. Furthermore, headache and general eye pain are also associated with patients suffering from keratoconus. Excessive eye rubbing and eye irritation are also associated with the patients suffering from keratoconus.

Diagnosis and Treatment of Keratoconus

One of the popular methods of diagnosis of Keratoconus is slit-lamp examination. Corneal thinning and Fleischer’ ring, are things for that the doctors looks during their slit lamp examinations. Stress lines caused by corneal thinning are important role in diagnosis of keratoconus. Scarring at the apex of the cone plays important role in diagnosis of keratoconus.

Treatment of keratoconus can be done through lenses and surgical procedures. Corrective glasses or soft contact lenses can be used for treatment of keratoconus in its early stages.  Hybrid lenses and scleral lenses are used for treatment of keratoconus for advanced or very irregular keratoconus.

Keratoconus Treatment in Delhi can be done through surgical procedures such as corneal transplant. In accord to recent study conducted, it was reported that about 11% to 27% keratoconus was treated through corneal transplant, as the vision correction is no longer possible.

Other surgical procedures used for treatment of keratoconus are Epikeratophakia. As per the study conducted, it was reported that the keratoconus can be treated through corneal ring implants. Cross linking and radial keratotomy are used for treatment of keratoconus through surgical procedures.

Cataract Treatment

Cataract can be treated through different surgical procedures, which are used for removal of len. Phacoemulsification (Phaco) is one of the most popular surgical procedures used for treatment of cataract in Delhi. Cataract Surgery in Delhi such as Manual small incision cataract surgery can be used for effective treatment of cataract in Delhi.

Other cataract surgery used in treatment of cataract is Extracapsular cataract extraction (ECCE). Furthermore, doctors or cataract surgical procedures used for treatment of cataract is Intracapsular cataract extraction (ICCE). In different surgical procedures, the doctor makes use of Cryoextraction, for treatment of the cataract in the most efficient manner. After the removal of the natural len of the patients, the use of intraocular lens is used for restoring vision of the patients suffering from cataract.

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