Multidisciplinary Approach in Keratoconus

The first step in keratoconus patients is to stop rubbing with the support of technological methods before keranatural treatment.

Rubbing the eyes aggressively and frequently can increase the risk of developing keratoconus or worsen its symptoms.

There are several reasons why people with keratoconus rub their eyes:

Inflammation: Eye inflammation can cause discomfort, itching and a feeling of roughness that can lead to rubbing the eyes.

Allergy: Allergic reactions can cause itching, burning and watery eyes, which can lead to rubbing.

Dry eye: Dry eye syndrome occurs when the eye does not produce enough tears or tears evaporate too quickly. This can cause a range of symptoms such as itching, discomfort and a sandy feeling that can lead to rubbing.

Tear film irregularities: Tear film abnormalities, such as an unstable or missing tear film, can cause irritation and discomfort, leading to rubbing of the eyes.

To prevent or minimize eye rubbing, it is important to identify and address the underlying cause. For example, if the root cause is dry eye syndrome, treatments such as LipiFlow may be recommended. LipiFlow is a technology that provides the following.

LipiFlow is a device that uses thermal vibration to open blocked meibomian glands, which are responsible for producing the oily layer of the tear film. By unblocking these glands, LipiFlow helps restore the eye’s natural oil production, which can help stabilize the tear film and improve the overall health of the ocular surface. This is extremely important as keratoconus patients tend to scratch their eyes less, which can slow the course of the disease.

Many studies have shown that LipiFlow can significantly improve the signs and symptoms of dry eye disease, including reducing inflammation and discomfort, improving tear film stability and increasing tear production. LipiFlow is considered to be a safe and effective treatment option for people suffering from dry eye disease and is often recommended by eye care professionals as a first-line treatment option for the condition.

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Assoc. Prof. Aylin Kılıç

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