Keratoconus is a condition in which thinning corneal tissue produces a cone-like shape and impacts visual acuity. Commonly diagnosed during the teen years, this eye disease can result in blurred vision and may require frequent prescription changes.
Additional symptoms of keratoconus include:
- General eye irritation
- Excessive eye strain
- Frequent headaches
- Glare or halo around lights
- Difficulty seeing in low-light conditions
- Increased sensitivity to light
While these symptoms do not always indicate keratoconus, they often point to some sort of vision disorder and should be brought to the attention of an experienced ophthalmologist as soon as they occur.
In its earliest stages, keratoconus may be treated with eyeglasses or soft contact lenses. As the condition progresses, rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses are often required. RGP lenses, also known as “hard” lenses, provide an ideal refracting surface and serve to replace the function of the conically-shaped cornea. This allows for clear vision even in more progressive stages of the disorder.
Advanced treatment options include intact, corneal cross-linking, and corneal transplant. Dallas eye doctor Dain Brooks can discuss these treatments with you in greater detail during your next appointment.
Why Choose Brooks Eye Associates
Dain B. Brooks, MD is a board-certified ophthalmologist who cares deeply about the health and happiness of our patients. A member of several national and state professional organizations, Dr. Brooks stays on top of advances in surgical techniques, enabling him to offer the most effective solutions for a variety of conditions.
Dr. Brooks takes time to understand the needs and desires of our patients. He welcomes an opportunity to meet with you for a comprehensive examination and to discuss the best ways to maintain your vision well into the future.
To schedule an examination with our board-certified Dallas ophthalmologist, please contact us today. Dr. Brooks serves Dallas, Frisco, and surrounding Texas communities from our centrally located Plano office.