Keratoconus Specialists & Treatments Lancaster, PA
Lancaster keratoconus patients often travel to Keratoconus Specialists of Maryland, located in Timonium right off of Interstate 83. Our highly trained and educated doctors have over 40 years of experience and offer extensive keratoconus exams and treatments. Our goal is to provide each keratoconus patient with the highest level of eye care. Through personal care and state-of-the-art technology, our doctors achieve the very best results providing clear and comfortable vision.
Our keratoconus eye doctors serving Lancaster, PA provide each patient with individual custom solutions for keratoconus. We specialize in custom-tailored eye care on a personal level, which allows us the time to work with each patient for a successful outcome. Our award-winning eye doctors have been trained in the latest keratoconus technologies and have vast knowledge and experience for successful keratoconus treatment. Patients from Lancaster and throughout the state of Pennsylvania travel to Keratoconus Specialists of Maryland for the best treatment options.
Common Causes of Keratoconus
- Family history: Doctors do not know exactly what causes keratoconus, but it is believed to be genetic from birth. If a family member has KC then there is a greater chance of it being diagnosed. For early detection and prevention, we offer free Keratoconus Screenings for children and family members.
- Age: Often diagnosed in the teenage years, but can always show up earlier or later in life.
- Certain disorders: Research has shown links between Keratoconus and systemic conditions such as Down syndrome, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta, and retinitis pigmentosa.
- Inflammation: Allergies, asthma, or atopic eye diseases can cause inflammation causing a breakdown of the cornea tissue
- Eye rubbing: Constant rubbing of the eye, often caused by dry eye, can lead to damaging the corneal tissue and increases the progression of keratoconus.
- Race: Studies show that African Americans and Latinos are roughly 50% more likely to get keratoconus compared to caucasian.
Symptoms of Keratoconus
Keratoconus changes the shape of the cornea, to a cone-like shape, causing light entering the eye to bend in different directions. The natural smooth surface of the cornea becomes distorted causing an irregular cornea and astigmatism.
- Blurry Vision
- Ghosting of images
- Halos at night
- Starbursting of light
- Double vision
Keratoconus Treatment | Lancaster, PA
Keratoconus Contact Lenses
Our primary treatment for patients with keratoconus are (specialty) contact lenses. Our philosophy is to delay and prevent the need for a corneal transplant. With specialized contact lens designs, we are successful with providing improved vision and comfort far beyond yesterday’s lenses. Treatment options can include, soft lenses, RGP lenses, hybrid lenses, Scleral lenses, PVR PROSE, and EyePrint PRO. These lens options can now be designed to provide excellent visual results for patients with keratoconus.
Keratoconus treatment options can include Corneal Crosslinking (CXL), Intacts, corneal transplantation, and other procedures that our surgeons perform.
Keratoconus Specialists of MD is designed, equipped, and staffed to provide the Keratoconus contact lens patient with nothing but the highest level of professional patient eye care. With our expertise and experience, we have successfully treated patients with Keratoconus, many of who were previously told they could not wear contact lenses. Doctors agree that it is best to exhaust all options for Keratoconus before undergoing a corneal transplant.
Keratoconus Video Testimonials
When it comes to personalized care, no doctor can match the attention given by our doctors. Our keratoconus team is world-renowned for its expertise, unwavering commitment to superb patient care, passion, and education in providing personalized eye care for patients with keratoconus. We have earned a reputation by their peers as being the “Doctor’s doctor”. See what our patients with Keratoconus have to say.