Early detection allows for more conservative treatment options. Custom-made lenses (hybrid softs or gas-permeables) can neutralize the astigmatism induced by Keratoconus and improve vision while helping stabilize corneal changes.
In more advanced cases, corneal cross linking (CXL) can be pursued. CXL is an intervention that stabilizes and can even improve the shape of the cornea, leading to improved visual acuity and easier fit of contacts.
In severe cases, your doctor may recommend a corneal transplant. This procedure removes the diseased corneal tissue and replaces it with healthy donor tissue. While the procedure can restore vision, you will likely continue needing contacts or eye glasses.