Keratoconus | Diagnosis & Treatment

How is keratoconus diagnosed?

A clinician will examine the child’s eyes and shape of their corneas. A test called corneal topography measures changes in the cornea’s shape. Another test called pachymetry can measure the thickness of the cornea.

How is keratoconus treated?

Most cases of keratoconus can be corrected. In mild cases, prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses may be sufficient to improve a child’s vision.

An ophthalmologist may suggest a procedure called corneal cross linking to increase the rigidity of the cornea and prevent the condition from progressing further.

Severe cases of keratoconus require corneal transplant. In this procedure, a surgeon replaces the damaged corneas with healthy ones.