Have you had to have your vision correction prescription changed frequently? Do you experience any of the following: difficulty driving at night, uncomfortable eye irritation or continuous need to rub your eyes, headaches with or without general eye pain, feelings of eye strain, and trouble driving after dark? While these symptoms may be the indication of any number of eye problems, they can also be associated with keratoconus. The cornea, which is a clear structure shaped like a dome and covering the front of the eye, can become distorted with the presence of keratoconus. As the disorder progresses, the cornea can slowly thin, bulge and sag into a cone shape. While the cause of keratoconus is unknown, it is most important for patients experiencing any eye symptoms to make an appointment for an in-office examination with New York Cornea Consultants, your keratoconus doctor in Queens.
Since the recognition of typical symptoms is not enough to diagnose keratoconus, in addition to all of the traditional aspects of eye examination, New York Cornea Consultants will include a slit-lamp examination as well as measurement of your corneal curvature. As your keratoconus doctor in Queens, we will also look for any signs of corneal thinning, the presence of stress lines or scarring at the apex of the corneal cone. If in fact you are determined to have keratoconus, we may recommend traditional treatment including contact lenses, prescription glasses or surgery. As the condition progresses, the use of custom rigid gas permeable contacts may be required. A breakthrough treatment we offer includes the use of Collage Cross-Linking which has proven effecting in halting the progression of the alterations occurring in the cornea. Our team of professionals can further explain this treatment process during your office visit.
To begin, schedule a convenient appointment with your keratoconus doctor in Queens by contacting one of our personable and knowledgeable staff at New York Cornea Consultants. In addition to setting up your office visit, we can also address any concerns you may have as a new patient including additional eye care services we offer, participating insurance providers and any related medical history information. We look forward to meeting with you soon and ensuring the health of your eyes for a lifetime.