Keratoconus is a disorder of the eye which results in progressive thinning of the cornea through a cone-like shape of the eye. This may result in blurry vision, double vision, nearsightedness, astigmatism, and light sensitivity.
If you have keratoconus, usually both of your eyes will be affected. In more severe cases, a scarring or circle may be seen within the cornea itself.
Because the cornea of patients with keratoconus are irregular and cone-shaped, glasses will not adequately correct the vision of those patients.
Collagen cross-linking (CXL) is the newest FDA approved treatment for keratoconus, a blinding disease of the cornea.
We are pleased to announce that we are the first practice in the state of Iowa to have performed collagen cross-linking! Dr. Cohen has more experience with this technology than anyone in the state of Iowa and is pleased to offer this life changing treatment.