Welcome to Cornea Consultants of Nashville, a premier eye care practice located in Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro, TN. We specialize in diagnosing and treating various eye conditions, including keratoconus. Learn more about what it is, how it's diagnosed, the treatment options, and how you can live with this eye condition should it happen to you.
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a condition that affects the cornea, the clear outer layer of the eye. In keratoconus, the cornea gradually thins and bulges into a cone-like shape, which can lead to distorted and blurry vision. This condition often affects both eyes and usually begins to manifest during the teenage years or early adulthood.
At Cornea Consultants of Nashville, we have experienced ophthalmologists and eye surgeons who are trained in diagnosing and treating keratoconus. During your eye exam, we use advanced imaging technology to map the curvature of your cornea and identify any irregularities that may indicate keratoconus.
Several treatment options are available for keratoconus, depending on the severity of the condition. In the early stages, eyeglasses or contact lenses may be sufficient to correct vision. However, as the disease progresses, more advanced treatments may be necessary.
One such treatment is called corneal cross-linking, a minimally invasive procedure that uses ultraviolet light and special eye drops to strengthen the cornea and slow the progression of keratoconus. We also offer Intacs, small curved devices surgically placed in the cornea to reshape its curvature and improve vision.
Our experienced eye surgeons are skilled in performing these procedures and will work with you to determine the best course of treatment for your specific needs.
Living with Keratoconus in Nashville
Living with keratoconus can be challenging, but it is important to remember that you are not alone. At Cornea Consultants of Nashville, we have an eye surgeon to offer support and resources to help you manage your condition and maintain good eye health.
If you are experiencing blurry vision or other symptoms of keratoconus, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our ophthalmologists or eye surgeons today. Our team is committed to providing compassionate care and personalized treatment options to help you see clearly and live your best life.
Call Our Ophthalmologist or Make an Appointment Today!
Don't let keratoconus affect your quality of life. Contact Cornea Consultants of Nashville today to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced eye care professionals. With locations in Nashville, Franklin, and Murfreesboro, TN, we are here to help you achieve optimal eye health and vision.