Keratoconus is a vision disorder that occurs when the normally round cornea or front surface of the eye becomes irregularly cone shaped. At Visique Rose Optometrists we are recognised leaders in managing this complex condition.


 

Keratoconus Scan Image

Normal Cornea

Cornea with Keratoconus


 

Disorder

Keratoconus is a vision disorder that occurs when the normally round cornea or front surface of the eye becomes irregularly cone shaped. This abnormal shape prevents the light entering the eye from being focused correctly on the retina and causes distortion of vision and increased sensitivity to glare and light.

Symptoms

Keratoconus symptoms usually appear between 13 – 20 years of age and may progress for another 10-20 years. Each eye may be affected differently.

Progression

As keratoconus progresses, the cornea bulges further forward and vision becomes more distorted. Most keratoconic patients require contact lenses to see normally.


Visique Rose Optometrists are at the forefront of keratoconus treatment and are recognised as experts in treating this disease.  The practice is the birthplace of the RoseK lens design which is the most prescribed rigid keratoconus lens design in the world today, now being fitted in over 87 countries.


Paul Rose ( the inventor of the Rose-k lens fitting system) lectures extensively around the world on keratoconus and the Rose K lens design and has a true passion for this eye condition.  Today he continues to research and develop new and exciting treatment options for people with this dehabilitating visual condition. Peter Walker, a senior partner and keratoconus specialist at Visique Rose Optometrists has developed an information website about keratoconus for the public. This can be found at www.kcnz.co.nz   It answers many frequently asked questions about the disorder, including treatment options.