Eye conditions are common than many people may believe. As a result, many people are not aware of just how important their eye health is and just how vital annual eye exams are. There are plenty of eye conditions that can affect many people and cause vision problems, such as keratoconus. Here at New York Cornea Consultants our eye doctor in Queens NY, Dr. Erenhaus, can provide you and your family with the comprehensive eye exams that you need to help identify and treat such conditions and concerns.
Keratoconus is a condition of the eye that affects how the cornea is shaped. The cornea is the clear portion of the eye that rests over the pupil. Much like a camera lens, the shape of the cornea affects how the light is refracted through the pupil and how images will appear to the retina once it is received and processed by the brain. Many other vision impairments are caused by irregularly shaped corneas, as well. For instance, as adults age, their corneas lose their shape and become flatter which is why adults tend to require reading glasses as they get older. Because the cornea has changed shape, objects close up become blurrier. With keratoconus, the cornea slowly changes shape and becomes more cone-shaped over time, causing vision problems. While a flatter cornea makes it more difficult to see objects up close, a more curved cornea makes it more difficult to see objects at a distance. There are keratoconus treatments available here with us at New York Cornea Consultants. Our eye doctor in Queens NY can provide you with the comprehensive eye care and the proper treatment that you need. Usually, contact lenses are used as treatment for keratoconus. Other options may include reshaping the cornea or considering a corneal transplant, but considering these options may depend on the patient and the severity of the condition.
The best way to know whether you have keratoconus is to make sure that you visit your eye doctor on a regular basis. If you exhibit any signs of keratoconus or are simply due for an eye exam, call us and schedule an appointment with our eye doctor in Queens NY at New York Cornea Consultants today.
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