Shannon Chandler O.D. Las Vegas NV 89139
 
 

Online Patient Forms

 
Our Office
 
Meet Our Doctors
 
Contact Lenses
 
Reorder Contacts
 

About Your Eyes

Nearsightedness
 
Farsightedness
 
Glaucoma
 
Cataract
 
Astigmatism
 
Macular Degeneration
 
Keratoconus
 
Presbyopia

Office Hours:

Monday: 10 am - 6 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 6 pm
Friday: 10 am - 6 pm
Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Sunday: 12 pm - 4 pm

 
S
Keratoconus - Las Vegas
 

What is keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye condition in which the shape of the cornea becomes distorted. The cornea is a clear structure that covers the front of the eye and allows light to enter the eye. In a healthy eye, the cornea curves like a dome. In an eye with keratoconus, the center of the cornea slowly thins and bulges, so that it sags and has a cone shape.

What causes keratoconus?

The cause of keratoconus is unknown.

What are the symptoms of keratoconus?

Keratoconus tends to affect younger people and the symptoms sometimes start in the early teen years and progresses most rapidly for the next 10 to 20 years. Often, eyeglass prescriptions must be changed frequently as the disease progresses.

Symptoms include
-Difficulty driving at night
-Halo's and ghosting, especially at night
-Eye strain
-Headaches and general eye pain
-Eye irritation, excessive rubbing of the eye

How is keratoconus diagnosed?

Keratoconus can usually be diagnosed with a slit-lamp examination as well measurement of the corneal curvature. Your optometrist will look for signs such as corneal thinning, stress lines, and scarring at the apex of the corneal cone. Keratoconus, especially in the early stages, can be difficult to diagnose and its symptoms could be associated with other eye problems. Simply recognizing symptoms does not by itself diagnose the condition.

What is the treatment for keratoconus?

The primary treatment options for keratoconus are contact lenses and surgery. In the very early stages of keratoconus, vision problems can be corrected with prescription glasses or contact lenses. As keratoconus progresses, special rigid gas permeable contact lenses may be necessary. Advanced keratoconus may require surgery.

   
Shannon Chandler Optometrist Las Vegas NV Facebook Shannon Chandler Optometrist Las Vegas NV BLogShannon Chandler Optometrist Las Vegas NV Google +

3962 Blue Diamond Road, Suite 105, Las Vegas, NV 89139
*The information on this site is for informational purposes only and is not a substitute for professional medical advise, examination, diagnosis or treatment. You should always consult a qualified health care professional.
Phone: 702-791-6860
Keratoconus Silverado Ranch | Rhodes Ranch Keratoconus Symptoms | Keratoconus Treatment 89110