Topo-guided PRK can be performed after or in combination with CXL. This procedure is irreversible and the cornea has to have a certain thickness in order to be successful. Advantages of this technique are that the cone is re-centered and the cornea is made more regular. We favor this combination therapy for patients with lower degrees of refractive errors.
Non-surgical treatments that get results.
Precision’s keratoconus treatment protocol varies depending on each patient’s individual needs, and may include scleral contact lenses, other specialty contact lenses, and dry eye treatments. With appropriate treatment, 20/20 vision can be restored for patients with keratoconus.
Importantly, our doctors focus on non-surgical treatment options. Many of our patients have been recommended by other doctors to undergo surgery, such as corneal transplants, corneal implants (Intacs), or corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). Precision’s non-surgical treatment protocol has resulted in restored vision for many of these patients. Additionally, many patients who have already undergone these surgeries still have vision issues and now turn to Precision for help.
Although these surgical procedures are successful for some patients, we always recommend getting a second opinion to determine whether non-surgical keratoconus treatment options to restore vision may be best for you.
Why do keratoconus patients continue to suffer?
The main reason why keratoconus patients continue to suffer from their symptoms is the lack of an adequate evaluation and treatment protocol from experienced doctors. Most patients seeking Precision’s assistance have seen several other eye care practitioners before coming to us. A meticulous, detailed evaluation is vital to tailoring a successful treatment program that will restore your vision.