Keratoconus

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Keratoconus Treatment at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado

What is Keratoconus?

If you’ve been diagnosed with keratoconus, you will have plenty of questions about what this diagnosis means for your vision and your life. The fellowship-trained eye doctors at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado can help you understand the implications and teach you about the treatment options.

Causes of Keratoconus

Treatment Options For Keratoconus

Treatment of keratoconus typically consists of fitting the patient with rigid contact lenses to address the bulging cornea with the objective of improving vision. A proper contact lens fit by Dr. Chaney and Dr. Marske, trained professionals in the treatment of keratoconus, is essential in obtaining the best possible vision as well as physical comfort.

Corneal Crosslinking:

  • Corneal Collagen Crosslinking (CXL) is an FDA approved treatment for patients with keratoconus and other conditions that cause weak corneas.
  • This procedure has been shown to strengthen the fibers of the eye’s cornea by applying riboflavin, a form of vitamin-B2, followed by treatment with ultraviolet A light.

Types of Corneal Crosslinking:

  • Epithelium off: The thin layer covering the eye’s surface is removed, allowing for faster penetration with liquid riboflavin
  • Epithelium on (Transepithelial): The epithelial surface is left intact which requires a longer riboflavin loading time

Why Choose us for Keratoconus Treatment?

The Eye Center of Northern Colorado provides specialty cornea care for all issues relating to the cornea. Dr. Jason Mayer is our board certified and fellowship-trained corneal specialists. He offers diagnosis, treatment, and education about medical issues related to the cornea. We have locations in Fort Collins, Loveland, and Greeley as well as satellite clinics in other cities throughout Northern Colorado, and Wyoming.

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Meet Our Doctors

Ophthalmologists at the Eye Center of Northern Colorado are fellowship-trained and offer care in many areas of specialty, medical, and surgical care.

Patient Testimonials

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If you have a baby with eye problems, this is the place to go and Dr. Patrick Arnold is the man to see. Our nine-month-old son has exotropia and today he had the surgery to help fix it. Everything went as perfectly as any parent sending their baby into surgery could possibly hope for. I’m mostly writing this review as a thank you to the nurses we worked with when we were in there.
Ashlie S.
Pediatrics Eye Care
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I do a lot of outdoor activities in Colorado and with the dry air, my contact lenses were almost unbearable at times. That led me to looking in having LASIK surgery. The process was smooth and convenient. Now I can enjoy my activities with clear vision and pain free.
Dr. David Sehr
LASIK Surgery
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Dr. Arnold has been our saving grace with our son. We were referred to him by our eye doctor in Cheyenne, WY when we could get to the bottom of why my son’s eye wasn’t healing from what we thought were scratches. He has taken such great care of our son. He is so patient and makes the young patients and their parents feel as ease. So thankful for him.
Jason R.
Pediatrics Eye Care
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As a radiologist, my career depends on my vision. I had always wanted to rid myself of my glasses but was hesitant to take the plunge. After several of my partners had the procedure done and reported great results, I had my LASIK done with Dr. Robinson. After wearing glasses for 35 years, it is wonderful to be able to see the world without them.
Bruce Berkowitz, MD
LASIK Surgery