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Cornea and Keratoconus

Regain your vision with our advanced Keratoconus treatment in Dubai. The dedicated specialist, Dr Qasim, is committed to restoring your eyesight and improving your eye health. Using state-of-the-art methods such as corneal cross-linking in Dubai and Intacs, he ensures a personalized approach to correcting corneal irregularities. Get rid of distorted vision and nighttime challenges. Rely on the expertise of our leading Keratoconus specialist in Dubai, Dr Qasim, for a smooth journey to get enhanced clarity. Get ready to improve your eyesight and roam around freely without glasses or contact lenses.

What is a keratoconus?

Keratoconus is an eye disease that typically emerges in teens or early twenties. It involves the gradual thinning and eventual bulging of the cornea into a cone-like structure. This altered shape refracts incoming light, leading to distorted vision and potential impairment in one or both eyes. The following treatments are used to treat Keratoconus:
  • Corneal Collagen Cross-linking (CXL) 
  • Corneal Transplantation. 
  • Specialized Contact Lenses. 
  • Intracorneal Ring Segments.
  • Scleral contact lenses
Moreover, Scleral contact lens treatment is currently the most effective treatment for Keratoconus. These lenses provide support and vision correction. They also provide relief to patients suffering from the challenges caused by this corneal condition.

Possible Causes of Keratoconus

Here are five prevalent causes leading to development of this disease:

Enzymatic Imbalance

A crucial factor in Keratoconus lies in the sensitive balance of enzymes within the cornea. Disturbance of this balance causes the cornea to be exposed to oxidative damage from free radicals and leads to weakening and a characteristic bulging.

Family History

Family history plays a major role, as people with a genetic predisposition to the condition are more prone to its development. This genetic link highlights why Keratoconus often develops in multiple members of the same family.

Ultraviolet Ray Exposure

Overexposure to ultraviolet rays, mainly from the sun, appears as a potential environmental factor. Prolonged exposure may lead to oxidative stress on the cornea, increasing the risk of Keratoconus.

Excessive Eye Rubbing

Continuous and rough eye rubbing is identified as a behavioural factor. The mechanical stress inflicted on the cornea through habitual rubbing may lead to its weakening and triggering Keratoconus.

Contact Lens Issues

A history of poorly fitted contact lenses is also a major risk factor. Improperly fitting lenses can cause chronic irritation and mechanical stress on the cornea, potentially enabling the development of Keratoconus.
Understanding these potential causes helps patients to take preventive measures against the increase of Keratoconus.

How Keratoconus Affects Vision?

Keratoconus alters vision by disturbing the cornea into a cone shape. This disturbance affects the normal refraction of light entering the eye and leading to blurred or distorted vision. As the cornea weakens, its ability to maintain a rounded shape reduces, causing astigmatism and nearsightedness to develop. People with Keratoconus often experience increased sensitivity to light and glare, which makes daily tasks challenging. The condition typically arises during puberty and grows over time. Early detection is crucial, as treatments like specialized contact lenses or, in severe cases, keratoconus corneal transplant Dubai, can help manage the impact on vision and improve the quality of life.

Signs & Symptoms of Keratoconus

People with Keratoconus may show the following signs:
If you notice any of these signs, it’s important to consult an eye care professional right away for a thorough examination and the right treatment.

Keratoconus Diagnosis

Diagnosing Keratoconus involves a thorough assessment of your medical history and family background and a comprehensive eye examination. Using advanced techniques, our cornea specialist in Dubai uses a phoropter to measure your eyes and assess visual acuity. A slit-lamp examination helps analyze the cornea’s shape and identify potential issues. Keratometry involves projecting light onto the cornea and measuring its reflection to determine its basic shape. Additionally, computerized corneal mapping, including tests like corneal tomography, is performed to do a detailed corneal shape map and detect early keratoconus signs. This approach ensures a precise and thorough diagnosis for effective management.
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If you want the best treatment to improve your eye health, schedule an appointment with Dr. Qasim. With a commitment to precision and patient well-being, Dr. Qasim specialises in comprehensive eye examinations, including advanced diagnostics for diseases like Keratoconus. Call now to book your appointment with Dr. Qasim; he’s the trusted partner for maintaining optimal eye health.
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