Keratoconus is typically developed in the teenage years. This disease can also begin in early youth or onward to about the age of 30. Changes in the shape of the cornea normally happen gradually over time.
Symptoms of Keratoconus are:
- Headaches and general eye pain: Both headaches and general eye pain can be attributed to Keratoconus.
- Eye irritation: excessive eye rubbing leading to eye irritation is a common symptom found in patients with Keratoconus.
- Abrupt change of vision in one eye: Suddenly noticing a change in vision from one eye or the other
- Seeing double vision with one eye: experiencing double vision when having only one eye open.
- Increased sensitivity to light: If you are exposed to light and notice more sensitivity then normal
- Items both close by and faraway look unclear: Objects both near and far look distorted more than usual. Blurred vision is one of the earliest signs of Keratoconus.
- Vivid lights appear to have halos around them: while viewing a light in the dark you will see a halo like ring shining around it.
- Eye strain: noticing you have to strain your eyes to see things from a distance you did not have an issue within the past.
Accurate diagnosis requires a complete eye exam by a professional. Before any procedure Dr. Sandy T. Feldman completes a thorough exam to determine what procedure will be the best for your condition. To schedule a free consultation call (858) 452 3937 or email us.