Home of Los Angeles Treatment of Keratoconus
Los Angeles, California
Welcome. If you or a loved has been recently diagnosed with keratoconus or been long suffering from corneal keratoconus, help is here. The goal is to educate and help understand the disease process of keratoconus eye disease. This will decrease fear, help plan better treatment for keratoconus and lead a more productive comfortable life.
keratoconus is the inability of the cornea to withstand the normal eye pressure due to decreased number of corneal lamellar leading to decreased tensile strength of the cornea. This affects the vision. In this website devoted to keratoconus, we will further define this disease of the cornea. We are going to ask questions like what causes keratoconus? We will study the symptoms of keratoconus patients may experience. The signs of keratoconus will be shown with pictures. We will look at the pathological changes in corneal layers in keratoconus. We will focus on genetics of keratoconus and whether the eyes of family members of patients with keratoconus may have involvement of
their eyes. We will discuss keratoconus treatment,including contact lenses for keratoconus, intacs for
keratoconus and corneal cross linkage. Corneal transplant and combination therapies for keratoconus
will be elucidated. Finally, living with eyes with keratoconus and support groups will be addressed.