Tel: 0141 944 6627



Keratoconus is a common condition where the cornea cannot cope with the internal pressure of the eye and causes the cornea bulges out over a period of 10-20 years. The initial symptoms start with trouble reading clearly and progresses to overall distorted vision at all gazes.


Treatment starts off with monitoring and glasses. There have been recent developments using collagen crosslinking which the hospital can do to help strengthen the cornea. At Murray Opticians, we can assess and refer you to the hospital where they can further investigate the possibility of success of this treatment. But ultimately, this helps in slowing the progress of Keratoconus, not stopping it.

As the condition progresses, RGP contact lenses are used to help correct vision and becomes the treatment of choice until this fails then the only treatment left becomes a corneal surgery. Corneal surgery has developed a lot in the past 20 years and so the success rates have increased significantly, however most people will still need glasses to see post operatively.

0141 944 6627

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