International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center Treats Keratoconus Patients in Texas
International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center is one of only a few clinics in the state of Texas certified to perform Keratoconus treatments, an important first step in preventing a potentially debilitating eye disease.
College Station, TX (PRWEB) June 15, 2012
International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center provides residents of College Station and Houston with advanced ocular care. The clinic was instrumental in getting LASIK surgery approved in the United States and is one of the few facilities in Texas able to provide treatment for those suffering from Keratoconus, a degenerative eye disease.
Keratoconus causes structural changes inside the cornea that transform it into a more conical shape than the normal curve gradation. Keratoconus can get progressively worse if untreated. Patients suffering from the disease typically complain of distorted vision, floating streaks and light sensitivity. Once degeneration progresses past a certain point, an eye surgeon may need to remove the cornea and replace it with a donor lens. A patient usually waits on a donor list until a suitable cornea becomes available and the entire process usually costs between $20,000 and $25,000.
Fortunately, patients in the initial stages of Keratoconus can prevent corneal degeneration by using specifically formulated soft contact lenses. The vision company manufacturing these lenses has certified International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center to treat Keratoconus. The clinic is also able to perform corneal crosslinking and Intacs to prevent the progression of Keratoconus, allowing patients to experience stable, unchanging vision after the procedure. As one of a handful of clinics available to treat all stages of this disease in its early stages, the center implores patients to test for Keratoconus regularly and treat it early before surgery is necessary.
The National Eye Institute cites Keratoconus as the most common corneal dystrophy throughout the country, with some reports indicating one in two thousand affected Americans. Some studies narrow this number to one in five hundred. Females, people of South Asian ethnicity, and those with Down Syndrome may be at greater risk for Keratoconus.
About the company:
International EyeCare Laser & Lifestyle Center is one of the pioneers of LASIK (laser in-situkeratomileusis) in the United Sates. They are an FDA investigational site and were instrumental in getting LASIK approved in the U.S.
They are the only private practice in College Station and Houston exclusively dedicated to laser vision correction. Having their own excimer lasers in-house allows International EyeCare Laser and Lifestyle Center to pass their cost savings on to their patients. Their mission is to make your LASIK experience a pleasant and successful one. Visit their website at http://www.aggielasik.com.
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