Q. I have keratoconus. Do I have other options apart from spectacles?

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Dr. Vidya
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This is a premium question & answer published on Aug 09, 2014 and last reviewed on: Oct 16, 2018

Hello doctor,

I have an eye disorder (keratoconus). I would like to know whether I can continue wearing soft lens. The hard lens/RGP lens provides a lot of discomfort. Do I have other options apart from glasses?

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Hi,

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Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder. This causes corneal thinning and leads to a conical shaped cornea.

Soft lenses can be used, the silicone lens with hydrogel based ones in particular.

Though RGP (rigid gas permeable) lens are preferred for better vision outcomes, a combination of soft and rigid lenses are also available.

If this option fails, then go in for surgical options like microwave thermokeratoplasty.


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