As a parent of a high school student, I knew my son would face many of the typical challenges that a teenager encounters during that time, such as navigating exams, sports, and friendships. However, I did not anticipate that a progressive eye condition would be an additional hurdle. After learning that Louis was living with progressive keratoconus, we knew that we needed to take control of the situation quickly.
We recently connected with some doctors who specialize in treating keratoconus to gain more insight about living with this progressive condition. In this blog, the physicians will discuss various topics, including the signs and symptoms to look for, the importance of an early diagnosis, what can increase the progression of keratoconus, the benefits of the iLink® procedure, and much more! keratoconus.
If you have been diagnosed with progressive keratoconus, your physician may have recommended the FDA-approved iLinkⓇ cross-linking procedure. The goal of the procedure is to slow or halt the progression of the condition to help preserve vision. In California, Dr. Douglas Katsev, Founder and Surgical Director of Santa Barbara Eyecare, is performing this treatment.