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Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease that results in visual impairment

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Keratoconus

Discover everything you need to know about keratoconus

Keratoconus is a congenital eye disease in which the cornea becomes increasingly thinned and deformed into a cone. This is a type of astigmatism that increases steadily. As it progresses, you will notice a determination in your vision. In this progressive disease, corneal transplantation is the last resort. In most cases, we can avoid corneal transplant surgery with crosslinking treatment.

No one knows what causes keratoconus. Medical professionals believe that genetic and environmental factors are likely involved. Around 1 in 10 people with keratoconus also have a parent with the condition.

To diagnose keratoconus, we will review your medical and family history and conduct an eye exam. We may conduct other tests to determine more details about the shape of your cornea.

Tests to diagnose keratoconus include:

  • Eye refraction
  • Slit-lamp examination
  • Keratometry
  • Computerized corneal mapping
Crosslinking

The so-called crosslinking of the cornea refers to a crosslinking of the fibers for the mechanical stabilization of the corneal tissue. Although this cannot reverse the disease, it can at least stop it in its existing state. In many cases, a slow reduction of the irregular corneal shape is also observed.

Crosslinking involves applying riboflavin drops (vitamin B2) and UV radiation to the eye. This is now a widely used, safe and effective treatment to stop the progression of keratoconus.

UV-riboflavin crosslinking is now a commonly used, safe and effective treatment to stop the progression of keratoconus. Besides the general surgical risks, there are no known side effects or complications with this method so far.

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Not everyone is suitable for laser eye surgery.

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During a free initial consultation, we will thoroughly examine your eyes and take the time to listen to your needs and expectations. Once we’ve found the best treatment for you, you will feel confident and reassured about your next steps.

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Once we’ve treated you at our state-of-the-art clinic, you’ll admire our handy work as you experience exceptional natural vision – free from any worrying eye problems

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You’re 20 – 39 and fed-up with glasses and contact lenses

If losing your glasses ever makes you late, if pricey contact lenses eat into your hard-earned money, or if your glasses slip down, fall-off or fog-up, it’s time to find a better solution.

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Are your eyes struggling to keep up with your lifestyle? Maybe you have a pair of glasses for every occasion but when you need them they’re either broken or missing?

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You’re 55 plus and experiencing dull and clouded vision

If your vision is hazy or blurred (even with glasses); if colours appear dull or faded; or if you’re having increasing difficulty seeing at night, it’s likely you have a cataract.

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I had been wearing contact lenses for 35 years. As I got older, the lenses bothered me more and more, especially in the summer months because of the increasing dryness in my eyes. As I’m very sporty, I was looking for another solution to avoid having to wear glasses. I was very scared and sceptical about this eye laser correction option.

EyeLaser Zurich gave me the feeling of being in the right place from the very first moment. The explanation was understandable and explained in detail. Everyone always took enough time for me. The consultations and the follow-up checks were excellent.

The result is a dream. It’s incredible to get up in the morning and see everything immediately without having to go to the bathroom first to put my lenses in. I am so grateful :-)

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That’s all I can say. I’m so grateful to have found my way to you. I’m extremely satisfied and will always be happy to recommend you. Everything is just great. Thank you so much!

I was initially unsure about laser eye surgery.

These worries were allayed during the very first information session. The whole team is very friendly and explained everything in detail. The operation went very quickly and I was able to see perfectly clearly again after just a few hours. The feeling of being able to see properly again is overwhelming and I recommend it to everyone! At EyeLaser in Zurich you are in the best of hands. Thank you very much.

Serious advice, good care, great success.
I no longer need glasses after the laser treatment.

Very competent consultation and super results following the operation. Since the first day after the operation, I can see perfectly without glasses. This has also been confirmed today, a little more than a year later, in the follow-up check-up.

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Many people around the world have already freed themselves from glasses and contact lenses, but not all eyes are suitable for laser treatment. Book a free initial consultation and find out which treatment can help you:

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Dr. Victor Derhartunian

Ophthalmologist, specialist in refractive surgery

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Having learned his craft from the two pioneers of laser surgery, Dr. Victor Derhartunian is one of the leading surgeons in Europe. The senior eye surgeon at EyeLaser in Zurich can advise his patients in 5 languages.

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Dr. Nadine Gerber

Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon

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Dr. Nadine Gerber has been part of the EyeLaser team since 2018. Together with Dr. Derhartunian, she looks after refractive and general ophthalmological consultations.

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Dr. Dominique Mustur

Ophthalmologist and eye surgeon

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Dr. Dominique Mustur has been a member of the EyeLaser team since 2019.

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