Keratoconus | Miranza - Clínica Muiños
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a disease of the cornea, which progressively evolves. During this evolution, the cornea adopts an irregular conic shape, due to the changes to the internal structure of the corneal tissue.
The main anatomic signs of the keratoconus are the thinning of the cornea in its central area or sub-central area, with an elevation in this area, most of the time. There is usually a strong irregular astigmatism, which necessarily produces bad eyesight.
Cornea affected by keratoconus
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Genetics plays a significant role, since around 10% of individuals with keratoconus have a relative with the same disease.
Techniques to Treat Keratoconus
The treatment with intrastromal rings includes the placement of one or two semi-circular segments in the cornea, whose thickness is variable and which are made of acrylic material.CORNEAL RINGS
Corneal transplant is a very common surgery with very good results, and it entails replacing the central part of the damaged structure of the cornea.CORNEAL TRANSPLANT