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What is the treatment for keratoglobus?

Q: I have keratoglobus. Contact lenses dont suit me and the doctor said that the dioptre number of my eyes makes contact lenses unsuitable for me. The corrected vision of my eyes with glasses is 6/9. Doctors say that my eyes are 80% alright. He has given me vitamin A capsule Minvital to take with milk everyday. My vision has improved after taking this medicine for one year. Before taking this medicine I could read the first 4 lines with glasses, now I can read 5 lines on the chart. I also suffer from depression since my father died at an early age. The doctor has prescribed Calmpose 5 mg and Fluoxetine 20 mg. The number of my eyes is -6 cylindrical and about -2 speherical in both eyes.

A:Keratoglobus is a rare condition in which the curvature of the cornea in both eyes is exaggerated, leading to a near semicircular cornea (like a semi globe). Contact lenses are unable to keep in contact with the corneal surface, hence the best option is glasses. When the vision is not clear in spite of correct glasses i.e. a drop of 3 lines or more, one option is corneal transplant, either partial or whole, which is done only by an experienced corneal surgeon.


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