Hello from Sweeney Eye Associates, your preferred eye care specialists in Richardson and Sunnyvale, TX! In this post, we’re focusing on a unique eye condition called keratoconus and a breakthrough treatment option known as corneal cross-linking.

Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the normally round cornea, the clear front surface of the eye, 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. Symptoms of keratoconus may include blurred or distorted vision, increased sensitivity to light, and difficulty with night vision.

Now, let’s delve into the treatment of keratoconus with Corneal Cross-Linking. Corneal Cross-Linking is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure that can slow or even halt the progression of keratoconus. The process involves applying vitamin B2 drops to the cornea, which is then activated by ultraviolet (UV) light. This stimulates the creation of new collagen cross-links, strengthening the cornea and preventing further bulging.

At Sweeney Eye Associates, we’re proud to offer corneal cross-linking to our keratoconus patients. This treatment has the potential to prevent further vision loss, and in some cases, it may even improve vision.

It’s important to note that early detection of keratoconus is key for optimal outcomes with corneal cross-linking, reinforcing the importance of regular eye exams. If you or a loved one are experiencing any symptoms of keratoconus, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team at Sweeney Eye Associates to schedule an evaluation. Your vision is our priority.

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