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What is Keratoconus and How Are People Diagnosed?

August 17, 2019 |

The cornea is the round-shaped, clear, central part of the eye. Sometimes, it may bulge outward similar to a cone. This eye condition is known as keratoconus. These changes occur slowly over several years, often beginning in the teenage years. They may also start during the childhood years or as late as your thirties. It is essential to recognize the symptoms to determine the best keratoconus treatment. Read on to learn more about the signs and diagnosis of this eye condition. Symptoms of Keratoconus The most common indications of keratoconus include the following: The eyesight in one or both eyes slowly gets worse, mostly during late adolescence. You may experience double vision, even with glasses, when seeing with one eye. ...

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What Happens During LASIK Laser Eye Surgery?

August 5, 2019 |

LASIK is a widely used laser corrective eye surgery. It is used to treat people with farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. The procedure involves reshaping the cornea using lasers. Read on to learn what happens during laser eye surgery. How is LASIK Eye Surgery Performed? The surgery depends on the condition of the patient. The aim is to smoothen the cornea for nearsighted people. For people with farsightedness, the goal is to create a steeper cornea. For people having astigmatism, the purpose of the surgery is to level the irregular cornea into a regular shape. The surgeon may use topical drops such as anesthesia. The procedure does not require any stitches or bandages. What Should You Do Before LASIK Surgery? Your ...

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