Treatment of keratoconus
The medical team of "Optilens" Ltd. offers a new method for Bulgaria in the treatment of keratoconus.
Keratoconus is a shift in the spherical shape of the cornea, resulting in deterioration in vision. Progresses is unpredictable. Usually appears in puberty. An earlier or later according to social status, profession and the need for precise vision. The disease is known by about 200 years, but is still not known what causes occurrence. The most common scientific theories are hereditary, degenerative, investigation of disease and endocrine changes. Statistics show that keratoconus is located at 1-5 of 1,000 patients.
Treatment with gas-permeable lenses while suffering and meet the needs of vision. Then - keratoplasty.
Recent research in the direction of growth and stop the progression of keratoconus. Over 10 years is recommended, especially in the early stages, cross-linking. This is the manipulation of the cornea treated with riboflavin / UVA, which creates new collagen bonds (cross links), which increase its biomechanical stability. Cross linking is already happening in the world. Soon there will be an initiation in Sofia.