Soft cornea?

Discussion in 'Optometry Archives' started by Chuck, Aug 1, 2009.

  1. Chuck

    Chuck Guest

    Is there such a condition as a "soft" cornea, but not full blown
    keratoconus? Lately I've really been noticing a lot of variability in
    my vision. Just now I was taking a bunch of pictures, closing my left
    eye, and when I got done my vision was blurry in my left eye for at
    least 5 minutes before my vision was crisp again. I've also noticed
    that if I wake up in the morning sleeping hard on one side (on my eye)
    my vision is really bad in that eye for a while.

    I recently gave up on RGP contacts due to dry eye, but they
    significantly changed my corneal shape - astigmatism from -1D to -0.5
    in one eye and from -1.5 to -0.75 in the other.

    Generally, my vision has been giving me grief for some time now, even
    though my prescription is not especially bad by normal standards. (my
    vision was better than 20/20 perfect until my 20's, then I developed
    pure astigmatism which has slowly worsened). I wonder if it's possible
    I have something going on with my cornea that might explain it? Any
    advice would be great.
    Chuck, Aug 1, 2009
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  2. Chuck

    Jan Guest

    Chuck schreef:
    Keratoconus is scheduled to different degrees, not only non-exist or
    full blown as you call it.

    Lately I've really been noticing a lot of variability in
    Not necessarily a problem.
    The development of keratoconus very often is seen in young men around
    the age you mentioned (your 20's)
    Is it possible that time you did get your RGP's to correct your vision
    instead of being prescribed with softlenses or glasses?
    The most common decision if it was a mild keratoconus that time.

    Anyway, have your eyes/corneae checked by a professional face to face,
    you can't get good answers on internet.

    Jan (normally Dutch spoken)

    PS, sorry for my late respons.
    Jan, Aug 7, 2009
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