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Keratoconus

Keratoconus
Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive disorder that is characterized by thinning and cone-like bulging (steepening) of the cornea. In its earliest stages, keratoconus causes slight blurring and distortion of vision and increased sensitivity to glare and light. Symptoms usually first appear in the late teens and early twenties. Keratoconus may progress for 10-20 years and then slow in its progression. It can ultimately result in a dramatic decrease in the ability to see clearly with glasses. Rigid contact lenses are the primary method of treatment for mild cases. Advanced cases, characterized by severe steepening of the cornea and/or corneal scarring, are treated with corneal transplantation. A relatively new technology called INTACS may offer a less invasive option for the treatment of moderate to advanced keratoconus.

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Laser Vision Correction Center

LASIK is the single most popular refractive procedure today for correcting refractive errors.

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Cataract Center

A cataract is a clouding of the crystalline lens of the eye. Surgery,  is the only way to treat cataracts.

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Eye Conditions

If you are seeking Los Angeles eye care experts, the eye doctors at the Stein Eye Institute at UCLA are happy to provide expert diagnosis.

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At UCLA Laser Refractive Center, our goal is to make LASIK affordable. As a service to our patients, we are pleased to offer financing programs, flex spending, or credit card payments. The UCLA Laser Refractive Center requires payment in full at the time services are rendered. We accept cash, check, VISA, MasterCard, Discover or American Express as payment for these elective procedures that are not traditionally covered by insurance plans.

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