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Will Surgery Correct Keratoconus?
For most people with keratoconus, the only treatment needed
is the correct prescription for eyeglasses or contact lenses. A
small number of cases of keratoconus keep getting worse,
however, and, eventually, contact lenses cannot give clear
vision. In other cases, the keratoconus or the use of contact
lenses over the years will have side effects. These side effects
can make the cornea cloudy. When these things happen, corneal
transplantation might be recommended.
Reviewed by the doctors at
The Cleveland Clinic Cole Eye Institute.
Edited by Charlotte E. Grayson, MD, WebMD, October 2004.