Keratoconus is a disease of the eye that causes gradual thinning, and therefore deformation, of the cornea.


Contact lenses that offer a solution for keratoconus:

Topograaf beeld

Stages of keratoconus

Keratoconus has several stages, including a stage of stability. However, this can turn into a stage that is progressive. A topograph, which determines the shape of the eye, can be used to track any changes in the cornea. Changes mainly take place in a certain age range (18-35 years) when hormone changes take place within the body. Think of puberty, for example, or during pregnancy or hormone treatments. It is important that keratoconus is monitored regularly to detect changes in time.

Treatment of keratoconus

The thinned cornea can be strengthened with a UV cross-linking treatment. The cornea is treated with a UV lamp. This treatment strengthens the cornea in a way that greatly reduces the chance of an increase in keratoconus. This treatment is generally used up to the age of 35. Contact lenses can be adjusted after treatment.

Frequently asked questions

  • Contact lenses that have been fitted on medical grounds, or for which you have been referred to us by your ophthalmologist, are almost always reimbursed by your health insurer within the basic package. Your health insurer will not reimburse you for the purchase of the contact lens solution. This is sometimes also the case with services purchased from us, such as fittings and check-ups. You can take out a medical subscription with us for this. You then pay € 7,05 per month via a recurring SEPA direct debit. If you have a medical subscription with us, you no longer have to pay for the check-ups separately and you also receive a discount on the solutions.

    An overview of all health insurers and their labels can be found through this link.

  • The outside of scleral lenses is perfectly round. Accordingly, the incoming light rays fall neatly on one point on the retina. As a result, the image is sharp, no matter how irregular the cornea is underneath. Scleral lenses are therefore often used for irregularly shaped corneas, such as with keratoconus or a cornea with scars. A scleral lens can also offer a solution after a corneal transplant.

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