WHAT IS KERATOCONUS?
Keratoconus is an illness of the first lens of the eye called the cornea. It affects approximately 1 in 2000 persons although its true incidence may be higher. The disease causes worsening vision due to changes in the shape of the cornea resulting in a "cone." This progressive condition may initially go undetected in mild cases and may be mistaken for allergies due to the "itching" sensation that promotes "eye rubbing". It usually begins as simple astigmatism which is easily corrected with glasses or soft contact lenses. The progressively worsening "cone" becomes more difficult to manage with glasses and traditional contact lenses over time. Cones and irregular corneal shapes are then managed with custom contact lenses, medical therapy, and surgery. New treatment options allow patients to experience stable vision and maintain clear comfortable vision like never before.
WHY CHOOSE US?
The Alabama Cornea Care Center, LLC is the first irregular cornea and scleral lens clinic of its kind in Northern Alabama. We do not serve "general or routine" eyecare patients. We provide customized patient-centered care exclusively for advanced irregular cornea patients and those suffering from complications from LASIK, RK, PRK, Corneal Transplant, and degenerative corneal diseases. We also improve discomfort from poorly fitting contact lenses. We provide compassionate care to patients from around the world. We have convenient hotel lodging for out-of-state and international referrals. Referring doctors and patients trust their complex cases to Alabama Cornea Care Center.
IS ALABAMA CORNEA CARE RIGHT FOR YOU?
The Alabama Cornea Care Center was created with the sole purpose of serving patients with keratoconus, and surgical problems from RK, PRK, ALK, LASIK, Corneal Transplants, Corneal Implants, and Corneal Cross-linking. If you have had difficulty getting clear vision after surgery or suffer from uncomfortable contact lenses, we may be right for you. General eye care and routine vision issues are best handled by your primary optometrist or ophthalmologist. If you or your doctor feel your case is complex and warrants additional management by a specialist, please contact us to discuss your case. We'll be happy to discuss your patient care needs prior to referral.