Are you looking for effective Keratoconus treatment in Mumbai? Dr. Kareeshma Wadia offers hope and healing to those who are battling this condition. At Jehan Eye Clinic, she and her dedicated team provide a compassionate and innovative approach to treating Keratoconus. With their unwavering commitment to your eye health, you can trust that they will take care of you throughout your journey to clearer vision.

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus causes a progressive ectasia or thinning of the cornea. It increases the curvature of the cornea, resulting in an irregular and steep corneal shape. Genetic or inflammatory conditions weaken the internal bonds that link the different layers of the cornea. It is often associated with eye allergies and increased eye rubbing.


How is Keratoconus diagnosed?

Keratoconus patients typically report frequent changes in their spectacle powers or sudden increases in cylindrical spectacle power. In the early stages, a Cornea Specialist needs to conduct a detailed evaluation to prevent the condition from being overlooked. This evaluation includes performing a special scan for the patient, referred to as Corneal Topography.

A specialized machine called Topography maps the cornea, providing a precise analysis of the contour and shape of the cornea, along with detailed data on curvature and thickness at various points on each cornea. Various types of Topographers are available, each offering different data. Dr. Kareeshma conducted a three-year thesis on Keratoconus and has worked for an additional 1.5 years in this field.

Serial Topographies can be used to diagnose early cases of Keratoconus, enabling regular monitoring to determine if the condition is progressing. If progression occurs, the patient may undergo a treatment known as Corneal Collagen cross-linking (C3R/CXL).

Dr. Kareeshma conducted her thesis on Keratoconus and has worked for 3 years in this area.


Is immediate surgery necessary for Keratoconus?

Keratoconus that is not active will not always progress. If it does progress, a procedure called Cornea Cross Linking is performed to help stop the disease, but it cannot make the eyes normal.

If the disease is already in an advanced stage at the first visit or if the patient was diagnosed late, early cross-linking may be recommended. Otherwise, regular check-ups are conducted to document any signs of progression. To learn more, please consult your Cornea Specialist.

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