The best treatment is determined by a top Keratoconus expert who has the best interests of the patient at heart.
In order to accomplish this task the doctor would need lot of information or data.
Information needed for designing the best Keratoconus treatment:
- Family history
- Progressive Keratoconus or post Lasik ectasia
- Duration of the disease
- Lifestyle activities
- Medical insurance coverage
- Finance options
You cannot treat what you cannot diagnose. Early detection, as well as documentation of progression, are key steps in the management of the fight against Keratoconus eye disease. Advanced diagnostic machines such as color corneal topography, OCT and pachymetry distribution maps, as well as Pentacam and more are used by Dr Khanna to help diagnose Keratoconus. We are seeing an incidence of Keratoconus diagnosis increase four times more than when modern machines and software were not available to help diagnose the disease.
Tests required for planning the best Keratoconus treatment:
- Corneal pachymetry map
- Topography of the cornea
- Refraction of the eye
Treatment components for the best Keratoconus treatment performed by Dr. Khanna:
- CXL or C3R
- Visian ICL
- Toric Implants
We are always adding new Keratoconus treatments to the options presented to you.
Once Dr. Khanna, the Los Angeles Keratoconus Expert, has all the ingredients needed, he puts them in his magic cauldron and out pops a personalized treatment plan suited for your needs. Let’s go over some situations from previous patients so you can understand the rationale involved in devising the treatment protocol.
An 18 year old, high school junior, is having trouble in school as her glasses prescription is changing frequently. She is apprehensive about getting into college and then doing well once she’s there. We have to tackle two problems right away. Instant improvement of the vision is required and then stabilization. In this scenario, the best option would be to work on one eye at a time while doing Intacs and cornea cross linking with riboflavin at the same time. Once the first eye healed, we would then treat the second eye. This would be the best option to meet her needs.
On the other end, we may have a retired gentleman bothered by declining vision. For Keratoconus treatment in people above 50 years old, the plan would be different. Cross linking may take a back seat and the PIE procedure may be a first choice here.
The permutations and combinations are so many that it is best to seek a Keratoconus Expert in the field of this degenerative disease.
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