Keratoconus in Vineland
Any time the integrity of your cornea (the clear outer layer of your eye) is threatened, your sight will suffer. Younger people in their late teenage years and early 20s sometimes have a progressive thinning of the cornea that causes the cornea to bulge into a cone shape. This is called keratoconus and it affects 1 in 2,000 people. It can be caused by genetics, overexposure to UV rays, contact lens usage or an imbalance of corneal enzymes.
Keratoconus makes it difficult for light entering your eyes to focus on the retina (the back of the eye) so vision is distorted. Other symptoms include blurry vision, glare, ghosting and light sensitivity.
Keratoconus Treatment in Vineland
Dr. David R. Pernelli, MD and Dr. Terrance K. Heacox, Jr., OD are trained to help control this condition by prescribing special contact lenses or prescription glasses.
If you or a loved one is experiencing any symptoms of keratoconus such as distorted vision or light sensitivity, contact us to request an eye exam. Our doctors will assess your condition and recommend the proper treatment procedure.