What Is The Types of Keratoconus?



As we grow older there are some changes happens in vision but we have to keep checking and monitoring these changes in order not to become a serious problems to our eye health, one of the diseases that may infect the eye is Keratoconus which known as a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape.

This cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing distorted vision. Keratoconus is caused by a decrease in protective antioxidants in the cornea. The cornea cells produce damaging by-products, like exhaust from a car.

Normally, antioxidants get rid of them and protect the collagen fibers. If antioxidants levels are low, the collagen weakens and the cornea bulges out. Keratoconus usually starts in the teenage years. It can, though, begin in childhood or in people up to about age 30. It’s possible it can occur in people 40 and older, but that is less common.

The changes in the shape of the cornea can happen quickly or may occur over several years. The changes can result in blurred vision, glare and halos at night, and the streaking of lights.

Keratoconus appears to run in families so If you have it and have children, it’s a good idea to have their eyes checked for it starting at age 10.

The condition progresses more rapidly in people with certain medical problems, including certain allergic conditions. It could be related to chronic eye rubbing.

What Causes Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone like shape, causing distorted vision.

The Keratoconus condition depends on the age of the patient, and the intensity of rubbing the eyes.

Causes: • Genetic predisposition • Allergic diseases. • Excessive eye rubbing. The Keratoconus should be diagnosed and treated at an early stage. If the keratoconus is left untreated, it may lead to severe vision impairment.

Keratoconus Treatments:

Over the  the last 10 years Keratoconus Treatments have grown and several treatments have improved the patients vision tremendously over the last 5 years and patient recovery times have dropped allowing patients to return to work sooner than usual and here in Abu Dhabi our team at Royal Spanish Center can help guide you towards the most suitable procedure regarding your condition by using the most advanced facilities for Keratoconus treatment in the UAE. here we are mentioning several treatments available for Keratoconus, which are selected and administered depending on the patient’s condition. These treatments include:

  1. Keratoplasty
  2. Rose K Hard Lenses
  3. Custom Soft Contact Lenses
  4. Gas permeable Contact Lenses
  5. Implantable Contact Lens (ICL)
  6. Topography-Guided Conductive Keratoplasty
  7. Corneal Transplant
  8. Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
  9. Intacs
  10. Hybrid Contact Lenses
  11. Scleral and Semi-Scleral Lenses

Keratoconus in Royal Spanish Center :

With the most advanced facilities at Royal Spanish Center, most patients return to work the day after the procedure is complete. Getting full results within 2 weeks – 3 months after the procedure. Don’t lose hope and don’t struggle with Keratoconus anymore, contact us to you the best treatment at Royal Spanish Center.

Our Services :

Spanish Center for Eyes, LASIK and Cosmetics offers comprehensive eye-care packages for international patients, and our dedicated professionals will take care of all aspects- right from helping to plan the package to ensure their treatment period is comfortable and hassle – free.

Related Services:


Make An Appointment