my daughter has been diagonised with the same problem of conia and the Dr said that we buy contact lens but before we had bought, the girl started seeing dim now i need your advice before my daughter becomes blind is there any hope of my daughter gaining her sight as before though she is seeing but not clear
I am not sure what you mean by conias unless you are asking about her corneas? I am thinking you mean keratoconus, which is a problem of the corneas, since contacts are commonly used to correct this condition. Keratoconus is a very steep curvature of the cornea which is the clear dome over the colored part of your eye (iris is what the colored part is called) The cornea becomes conical in shape (like a cone). Mild cases of keratoconus can be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses, often it is gas permeable lenses that are used since the "hold" the cornea in shape. Some people have a hard time adjusting to these lenses. If the keratoconus progresses sometimes the only "fix" is surgery. There are a few kinds they can do. One is corneal inserts-during this surgery, your doctor inserts two tiny, clear, crescent-shaped plastic inserts into the cornea to flatten the cone, support the cornea's shape and improve vision.
Corneal inserts can restore a more normal corneal shape, slow progress of keratoconus and reduce the need for cornea transplant. The surgery also makes it easier to fit and tolerate contact lenses. The corneal inserts can be removed, so the procedure can be considered a temporary measure. If her cornea is very steep or very thin and/or scarred she will likely need a cornea transplant (keratoplasty). Lamellar keratoplasty is a partial-thickness transplant, in which only a section of the cornea's surface is replaced. Penetrating keratoplasty, the most common cornea transplant, is a full-cornea transplant. In this procedure, doctors remove an entire portion of your cornea and replace it with donor tissue. Recovery after keratoplasty can take up to one year, and you may need to continue to wear rigid contact lenses to have clear vision. Full improvement of vision may occur several years after your transplant. Cornea transplant generally is very successful, but possible complications include graft rejection, poor vision, astigmatism, inability to wear contact lenses and infection. There are new treatments being developed for this condition so it might be worthwhile to see a corneal specialist rather than a general ophthalmologist. If her vision is actually dimming, then keratocunus may not be the issue. She should really go back to the ophthalmologist to have him check her again. Dimming vision can mean many things and some of them may require immediate emergency surgery ( detached retina for example) Dimming is a sign that something other than a cornea problem is going on. Dont wait, but try to get her back in to see the Dr.asap! It is better to be told it is nothing new rather than ignore it and have it be something like a detached retina which can be corrected with surgery but full recovery of vision is only possible when it is seen to quickly. If one waits around, they may not get full vision back and can become blind. The retina is in the back part of the eye where the cornea is at the front. We cannot see our retinas when we look at our eyes. You can think of the retina like a "movie screen" it is the tissue that sends the image to the brain to be processed into what we "see". There are many reasons for dimmed vision though so be sure to get her back to the ophthalmologist today, if you can. Be sure you tell them her vision is dimming and that it is new!
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