Keratoconus in the family?

Although a “gene for keratoconus” (or a gene that at lease predisposes people to develop keratoconus) has not yet been found, the disease is likely to occur in a person who has family members who also have the disease. It is therefore very important to make sure that if one family member has keratoconus, all family members are screened for the disease.

Not every cone causes symptoms

Many keratoconi go undetected for years and – the disease can lay relatively dormant for years. However, the cones can become active at any time and this will affect people’s vision. Time and time again, we examine the children of our adult keratoconus patients and find that they have an incipient keratoconus – despite the fact that the child is not (yet) wearing glasses and their vision is still good. In such a case, regular monitoring and early cross-linking are important to maintain good eyesight.

Example

A 56-year-old family man with bilateral keratoconus. His three children do not wear glasses and have good eyesight (according to their parents). During the screening, the 17-year-old son showed a previously undiscovered grade I keratoconus in the left eye. The right eye was suspicious, but not yet obviously ill.

Father

Son

If keratoconus is discovered in children, it should be treated directly with CXL. Cross-linking in children and adolescents has been established for years and we have one of the longest experiences worldwide. So if we find the disease in children, we will not hesitate to treat them.

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09:37 07 Jul 21
My left eye had to be operated on because of a cataract. As I had an Artiflex lens implanted a few years ago, it had to... be removed first before a modern lens could be implanted to correct the cataract. Prof. Hafezi treated me in an very competent and friendly manner. I am very happy with the result.read more
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Prof. F. Hafezi s expertise is enormous and he has a very pleasant and calm nature which gives the patient... security.Thank youread more
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Elena Churilova
10:06 17 Nov 20
At the moment, 3 months have passed since the moment I made laser vision correction in this clinic. and I can say that... I am happy that I chose this particular clinic and Prof. F. Hafezi. The entire staff of the clinic is very friendly, treats patients with sympathy and patience if they are nervous before surgery (my big gratitude to Aida Alili for all support and patience). The doctor Hafezi and other doctors of the clinic are very professional and ready to explain to you as many times as you need. I can only recommend!read more
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