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Keratoconus surgery

Cirugía de queratocono
Keratoconus is an uncommon condition in which the cornea (the transparent front part of the eye) becomes abnormally thin and protrudes forward. It means a cornea shaped like a cone.

This abnormal shape is classified based on its severity as mild, moderate, and severe. The following procedures can be performed to correct this condition: severe keratoconus is treated with corneal transplantation, mild keratoconus is treated with special excimer laser ablation and moderate keratoconus is treated with intraocular ring implantation.


  • Lack of collagen in the cornea.
  • Vigorous eye rubbing.
  • It can be hereditary in 1 out of 10 people


  • Blurry vision.
  • Distorted images.
  • Progressive deterioration of vision.
  • Glare and eye irritation.


The diagnosis of keratoconus relies on the utilization of topographic imaging technology, which facilitates the early detection and monitoring of the condition. Topographers are highly advanced instruments capable of identifying keratoconus at its incipient stage or even before significant progression. 


Traditionally, the management of keratoconus involved the use of contact lenses until the cornea deteriorated to a point where a corneal transplant was necessary. However, advancements in the treatment of keratoconus have brought about significant improvements for patients. Consequently, depending on the severity of the condition, the following treatment modalities are available:

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