Understanding and Managing Keratoconus

Welcome to Plano Eye Associates, where we provide specialized care and insights into Keratoconus, a unique condition that affects the structure of the cornea. Our experienced team is here to guide you through understanding Keratoconus and to offer personalized solutions for optimal eye health.

What is Keratoconus?

Exploring Corneal Changes

Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that affects the cornea—the clear, dome-shaped front surface of the eye. In individuals with Keratoconus, the cornea gradually thins and bulges into a cone shape, leading to distorted vision. This condition typically begins in the teenage years or early twenties and may progress over time.

Key Features of Keratoconus

Diagnosis and Evaluation

Our expert optometrists at Plano Eye Associates conduct a comprehensive evaluation to diagnose and assess the severity of Keratoconus. This may involve:

Corneal Mapping

Using advanced technology to create detailed maps of the cornea.

Visual Acuity Testing

Assessing the clarity and sharpness of your vision.


Measuring the thickness of the cornea.

Personalized Treatment Approaches

While there is no cure for Keratoconus, various treatment options are available to manage its progression and improve visual clarity:

Specialized Contact Lenses

  • Gas Permeable (GP) Lenses: Provide clear vision by replacing the irregular cornea with a smooth, uniform surface.
  • Scleral Lenses: Rest on the sclera (white part of the eye) and vault over the cornea, providing improved comfort and vision.

Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL):

  • Procedure: Involves applying a special ultraviolet light and riboflavin solution to the cornea to strengthen and stabilize it.
  • Objective: Halt the progression of Keratoconus.

Intacs Inserts:

  • Implantation: Small plastic inserts placed within the cornea to reshape and provide better structural support.

Corneal Transplant (Penetrating Keratoplasty or DALK):

  • Procedure: Replacement of the diseased cornea with a healthy donor cornea.
  • Consideration: Reserved for advanced cases not responsive to other treatments.

Why Choose Plano Eye Associates for Keratoconus Care

Experienced Team

Our skilled optometrists have extensive experience in diagnosing and managing Keratoconus.

Advanced Technology

We utilize state-of-the-art technology for accurate diagnostics and treatment planning.

Personalized Care

Every treatment plan is tailored to the individual needs and progression of Keratoconus.

Take Control of Your Vision with Plano Eye Associates

If you suspect Keratoconus or have been diagnosed with this condition, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Plano Eye Associates. We are committed to providing expert care, innovative solutions, and personalized attention to help you achieve optimal eye health.

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