Turner Eye Institute is seeing an increased number of keratoconus patients in the practice. Many of these patients with keratoconus are being referred from optometrists who are comanaging the keratoconus patients. We are excited to offer our patients with keratoconus the newest treatments.
Intac surgery has allowed many keratoconus patients the chance to avoid corneal transplants. We are very happy about this. Unfortunately, many cases that we are seeing are moderate to advanced cases of keratoconus. While we are able to improve their vision, results are not as good as cases of early keratoconus.
We advise patients with keratoconus to seek care early. While contact lenses can provide good vision for some patients with keratoconus, there is evidence that contact lenses can actually speed the onset of keratoconus. If that is the case, it would be recommended to have intac treatment for keratoconus sooner.
Intac treatment for keratoconus has been much more successful for patients with early keratoconus. Vision gains and other improvements are more evident with early treatment.
We would like to thank all of the eye doctors who refer to Dr. Turner for treatment of their patients. If you have a patient that is interested in keratoconus treatment please call our center so that we can provide you with the best service possible and offer your patients the best possible care for their keratoconus.