Typically, if you are diagnosed with as having Philadelphia keratoconus, you will be in your teens up to approximately 30 years old. It may develop later in lift, however. This corneal disease is expertly diagnosed and treated here at IC Laser Eye Care.
When you cornea bulges outward, looking more conical than round, it is the key sign of your Philadelphia keratoconus. There is a link to heredity, with those who had one or more parents suffer from the disease more likely to get it themselves. In such cases, kids should be screened starting at age 10. The progression of this eye condition is that the protein fibers that are responsible for maintaining the shape of your eyes degrade. Usually, this happens slowly over the course of a few years, but it can also be more rapid. Some of the typical symptoms are blurry vision, eye strain, problems with night driving, unusual sensitivity to light, halos that appear around light in your field of vision, eye pain, headaches, and the desire to rub your eyes excessively. Our eye doctor will conduct a complete examination and determine the presence of the condition. Your Philadelphia keratoconus can be treated easily with eyeglasses or contact lenses that are specially made for that purpose. This may not work long term, though. In such cases, you may benefit from surgery performed by our eye doctor, in which a corneal transplant is done.
The best outcomes for the treatment of all eye diseases are closely associated with early detection and prompt attention. If you are symptomatic, call us right away to schedule an appointment. Regardless, you should have a yearly eye exam performed, during which you will be screened for indications of applicable conditions. Reach out to us now to set up a convenient time for a visit.