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Keratoconus: Compare Costs for a treatment abroad

If you have been diagnosed with keratoconus, do not despair. This disease can be treated by ophthalmologists and the earlier you embark on treatment, the better your chances are for recovery. We are here to help you find the best treatment options.

Below, methods of keratoconus treatments are listed. By clicking on the search results, not only will you be able to find the most suitable clinics and the best specialists in this field, you will also be able to find out how much such treatments cost and book the program you are interested in online.      

Booking Health offers the following options of treatment for this diagnosis.

Diagnostic
Price from
954.00
CrossLinking
Price from
4472.00
Circular keratotomy
Price from
3467.00
Corneal transplantation
Price from
12368.00
General therapeutic rehabilitation
Price from
501.00

Best hospitals for Keratoconus treatment

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Waldbrol District Hospital of the Klinikum Oberberg


The Waldbröl District Hospital has the state-of-the-art medical equipment and is the certified Cancer Center. The key goal of the Hospital is to provide patients with a competent individual medical care and nursing.

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University Hospital Bonn


The University Hospital Bonn was founded on 1st January 2001 as a public law institution. It was founded on the site of the former departments of the Medical University.  The University Hospital provides medical care, modern highly effective medicine and plays a part in the public health care.

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About the disease

Keratoconus is an eye disease that makes the cornea bulge out into a cone shape, whereas the cornea in a healthy eye is more rounded, like a dome. The cornea is the outer lens of the eye, which is responsible for focusing on objects. Protein, also known as collagen, prevents the cornea from bulging out. However, with keratoconus, a lack of protein causes a decrease in antioxidants. As a result, there is not enough collagen in the eye, which would normally keep the cornea in place.

Keratoconus is believed to be a hereditary disease that usually manifests itself during a person’s teenage years, so it is useful to know if family members have also suffered from it. In some cases, keratoconus develops as a result of a severe allergy, where continuous rubbing of the eyes can damage the cornea. It is not possible to accurately predict how the malformation of the cornea will progress. In some people, the cornea just stops bulging out on its own and vision improves. In other people, keratoconus can affect both eyes and may even cause scarring of the cornea. Since this condition is relatively easy to detect, patients usually seek treatment in time, so the disease rarely leads to blindness.

Symptoms

  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in the eye’s structure
  • Double vision  
  • Seeing halos
  • Irritability in the eye
  • Eye bulges outwards in a cone shape

Diagnosis

  • During a general examination the doctor will examine the patient’s eye to see if the cornea is bulging outwards. The doctor can also establish whether the patient’s vision is abnormal and whether they have double vision or see halos.
  • Topography is an imaging test that determines whether the anatomical structure of the patient’s eye is abnormal and whether there are enough fibers in the cornea to keep it in place. It is recommended that children and teenagers have an annual check-up if their parents or relatives have a history of keratoconus.

Treatment

  • Crosslinking is a microsurgical procedure that makes the cornea stronger. A special ophthalmic solution and light are used, to prevent the cornea from bulging out.
  • Circular keratotomy is a surgical procedure that prevents corneal scarring, which would have a detrimental effect on the patient’s vision.
  • A corneal transplant is performed if the cornea was damaged to the extent that it cannot be treated by the types of surgery listed above.

 

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