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Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a progressive thinning of the cornea that causes the cornea to bulge outward and take on a cone like shape. The abnormal shape changes the cornea’s refractive power, producing mild-to-severe distortion (astigmatism) and blurriness (nearsightedness) of vision. It usually affects both eyes. In severe cases the cornea can become scarred, seriously impairing vision.

Causes of Keratoconus

  • Family history of Keratoconus
  • Eye injury, including habitual rubbing
  • Eye diseases (Retinitis Pigmentosa, Retinopathy of Prematurity, Vernal Keratoconjunctivitis)
  • Systemic diseases (Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis, Ehlers-Danlos syndrome, Down syndrome, osteogenesis imperfecta)

Treatment for Keratoconus

  • Glasses
  • Specially-fitted contact lenses to improve vision while protecting the cornea
  • Corneal collagen crosslinking
  • Intacs (plastic ring segments inserted into the mid cornea into tunnels created by a laser)
  • Corneal transplant if the cornea does not stabilize, becomes too scarred or cannot tolerate a contact lens

Corneal transplants are successful in more than 90% of patients with advanced Keratoconus, and studies have reported that 80% achieve 20/40 vision or better after the operation.

This common corneal issue affects one in every 2,000 Americans and is more prevalent in teenagers and adults in their 20s. If you have been diagnosed with Keratoconus, contact us today. 

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Boston

50 Staniford Street, Suite 600
Boston, MA 02114

Paid garage parking or street metered parking is available at out 50 Staniford St. location.

Parking is available at 50 Staniford St. in the Longfellow Place Garage. Other garage options include The Garden Garage (located on Lomasney Way) or the Charles River Plaza Deck parking lot, located on Cambridge Street. OCB Clinic: Enter the building and take the elevator to the 6th floor where you will see patient check-in. Boston Eye Surgery and Laser Center: Enter the building. Surgery Center is on 1st floor.

Waltham

52 Second Avenue, Suite 2500
Waltham, MA 02451

Free parking is available in the 52 Second Ave. Parking Garage.

Upon entering the garage, drive under the blue sign that says "52 Second Ave: and bear right heading up the parking ramp to levels P1, P2, P3 or P4. Please note your parking location. Enter the building, take the elevators to the 2nd Floor and follow hallway signs to Ophthalmic Consultants of Boston. OCB Clinic is the 2nd door on right. Surgery Center is the first door on the right.

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All Locations: 800-635-0489
 

OCB North Shore - Danvers

104 Endicott Street, Suite 303 
Danvers, MA 01923

Located in the MGH North Shore Center for Outpatient Care. Our office is located on the third floor Suite 303.  

From the South/Boston area: Take I-93 North toward Tobin Bridge. Merge onto Route 1 North. Stay on Route 1 North for approximately 14 miles, then merge onto I-95 North/Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. At the end of the ramp, go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.

From the North: Travel 95 South to Danvers. When I-95 and Route 128 split, merge onto Route 128 North. Take Exit 24, Endicott Street. Go straight through the lights at the intersection into the parking lot.