Last Modified on Jun 25, 2014
Few individuals can accurately answer the question of what is keratoconus. However, the issue is fairly straightforward. Keratoconus occurs as the cornea things and gradually bulges outward forming a cone shape. Characterized by blurred vision and sensitivity, keratoconus typically affects both eyes and most commonly occurs in individuals between the ages of 10 and 25. The condition often develops and progresses slowly over a period of ten years or more.
The experienced signs and symptoms of keratoconus may differ over time as the condition progresses. Nonetheless, common symptoms include blurred or distorted vision, heightened sensitivity to light or glare, issues with night vision, multiple changes in eye prescription and sudden worsening or clouding of the vision. A sudden change in the vision pattern may result from the rupture of the cornea that causes a buildup of fluid in the cornea.
The cause of keratoconus is not known; however, several possible contributing factors have been identified. Factors associated with keratoconus may include vigorous or frequent rubbing of the eyes, comorbid eye conditions including retinitis pigmentosa and retinopathy, a combination of several disorders including enzyme abnormalities and genetic factors and wearing contact lenses for several years.
Natural Keratoconus Treatment
Most cases of keratoconus are treated with glasses or corrective lenses; however, if the condition progresses, a cornea transplant may be required. Some natural keratoconus treatment may be used to slow the progression of and reverse the onset of the condition. Omega-3 fatty acids are an important part of eye health and can be supplemented to treat keratoconus. Additional keratoconus treatment includes supplementing vitamin B, vitamin D2 and vitamin K2. Also, maintaining a healthy, balanced diet that monitors and limits the intake of carbs can prevent further development of the condition. Bilberry and lutein also support overall eye health and can support treatment of keratoconus.
08/31/2013: Maya from Kuwait: "I would like to know how to naturally heal or assist in healing of keratoconus case... Thanks"Replies
06/25/2014: Steven from San Diego, CA replies: "I hear that Dr Boxer-Walchler in Los Angeles uses riboflavin on the eye under UV lighting which strengthens the outer lens of the eye. Anybody had this done?"
04/11/2011: Luc from Bruxelles, Belgium: "HI, have a keratoconus at last stage and would like to heal from it. Conventional medicine failed to heal me and I just cannot do the transplant it is expensive and the results are limited. So I am looking for a way to heal my keratoconus "outside" the official treatments, I am sure it exists. I didnt know earthclinic until today and I was told I could find help here. Would you help me please? I did a search but didnt find anything on the site. Am I the first to ever ask about Keratoconus?
Looking forward to your answer
[BETTER BUT NOT CURED] 04/22/2011: Joan from New York, Ny replies: "Omega 3 fatty acids. I have had this for 35 years. I've taking a high dose daily of Omega 3's and last year, my doctor was amazed because my eyes had improved dramatically. I can wear glasses now and correct my vision. I am sticking with this for sure!!"
05/04/2011: Luc from Paris, France replies: "Thanks. What fatty acids products do you use? I also think there is a cure out there just waiting to be found or spread. I heard manuka honey diluted in water could help too. If you have a cure or an idea dont hesitate to share, for the greater good!"
06/06/2011: Toni from Ljubljana, Slovenia (europe) replies: "Hi there!
I also have KC. I did crosslinking on both eyes what stopped progression of KC but of course I'm not satisfied with my vision. I'm searching for solution with internet browsers, on facebook, ..
One of them could be this:
I sent an email yesterday to girl from first link to make sure this is a true story.
Well, if you get any good solution, please post it here.
Thanks in advance!