Corneal Disease/ Degeneration Rehabilitation
Patients with visual impairment due to corneal diseases may require visual rehabilitation to restore their reading ability. Through the prescription of appropriate specialty contact lenses, we help these patients improve and correct their vision.
The cornea is the transparent outermost layer of the eye that allows for light to pass,and is crucial for refracting and focusing light and protecting the internal ocular tissues, which is vital to your vision.
Due to corneal diseases (such as Keratoconus and Pellucid Marginal Degeneration), irregular Astigmatism, post-surgical complications and severe dry eyes, the tissue of the cornea may deteriorate or be damaged, affecting its ability to help the eye to focus properly. Over time, corneal degenerations can cause the loss of vision and other issues.
HOW ARE CORNEAL DEGENERATIONS TREATED?
Treatments can vary depending on the eye condition and type of degeneration.Those with mild symptoms may be treated with specialised eye drops, which serve to lubricatethe eye to reduce discomfort and pain that result from corneal degenerations.
For conditions such as keratoconus or corneal dystrophies, specialty contact lenses may be prescribed. The suitability and type of lenses depend on the severity. Early-stage patientsmay have the option to wear prescription spectacles instead.
It is recommended to seek our optometrist to make an exact diagnosis and recommendthe best course of treatment.