If you or a family member has been diagnosed with keratoconus, you will want to visit us at New York Cornea Consultants. Our expert and highly trained eye doctor in Great Neck NY, Dr. Michael Ehrenhaus, can provide you with the very best keratoconus care.
Our eye doctor in Great Neck NY is one of the world’s leading authorities on corneal transplants as well as other eye surgeries. If you need to see a leading eye doctor regarding keratoconus, you can do no better than to come into our vision practice. Keratoconus is an eye condition which can sometimes be treated with contact lenses, especially in the early stages. When a patient has keratoconus, it means that the shape of the cornea will become increasingly distorted over time. The cornea is the clear structure that covers the front of the eye; it also allows light to enter the eye. When a cornea is healthy, it is curved like a dome. When a patient has keratoconus, the center of the cornea will over time begin to thin out and bulge; as this occurs, the cornea sags and takes on a cone-like shape. When keratoconus progresses, it often needs to be treated with surgery. Our eye doctor will be able to examine your individual situation, and talk to you about how your keratoconus can best be treated. There are different types of contact lenses which can be used to treat keratoconus and help the patient be able to see more clearly. However, sometimes when a patient has keratoconus they are unable to wear rigid contact lenses, or the contact lenses that they have been wearing simply no longer help. In this case, they may need to have corneal surgery in order to see clearly again.
For an appointment to meet with our eye doctor in Great Neck NY and discuss your individual case of keratoconus, simply contact our office.