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Smithfield, NC 27577

North Carolina eye specialist - Dr. Dean Dornic
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Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking for Keratoconus

Corneal Collagen Cross- Linking for Keratoconus in Smithfield Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease in which the cornea gradually bulges. It typically affects people in their teens and early 20s. As the cornea increasingly becomes more conical than round, this change causes significant vision impairment in the form of astigmatism and nearsightedness. The more keratoconus progresses, the more irreversible damage the condition does to the eye. Fortunately, North Carolina ophthalmologist Dr. Dean Dornic offers treatment options that are highly effective at halting the progression of keratoconus.

Keratoconus Treatment

Most patients can have their keratoconus stopped or dramatically slowed by a treatment called corneal collagen cross-linking. This non-invasive procedure involves putting drops of riboflavin (vitamin B) into the eye and then shining a UV light so that the eye develops new collagen fibers that then reinforce the existing shape of the cornea. The sooner that Dr. Dornic performs this treatment, the more vision keratoconus patients can retain.

Intacs®, a type of corneal insert that effectively flattens the shape of the cornea, can also reduce myopia to reduce blurry distance vision.

Why You Should Choose Dr. Dornic for Keratoconus Care

Dr. Dornic is rated one of “America’s Top Ophthalmologists” by Consumers’ Research Council of America. over the course of his long career, he has helped thousands of patients to improve and maintain their vision with state-of-the-art treatments like corneal collagen cross-linking. His keratoconus patients are thankful to have such an easy way to maintain a steady vision prescription despite their diagnosis.

When it comes to keratoconus, don’t delay — schedule a consultation today!