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How can keratoconus be treated?

Q: I am a 19 years old boy who has been suffering from kerotaconus in both the eyes (more in left eye than the right one). Currently I am using rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lens, which gives me normal eyesight but I am not able to get the same with spectacles. What are the treatment options presently available for this disease?

A:Keratoconus is a condition where the front part of the eye becomes conical and RGP (Rigid Gas Permeable) contact lenses not only gives you best quality vision which is not possible with spectacles, but it also slows the progress of Keratoconus. Next treatment could be LASIK or Laser corneal surgery if you are fed up with contact lens. Last treatment would be corneal transplant surgery but all these new treatments are radical and can give unpredictable results. Stay with RGP lenses if you can.


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