Slowly progressing corneal disease
The cause for corneal keratoconus, corneal disease which with its progression becomes thinner and more and more convex, is not completely known yet. It is partly conditioned by genes, it can also occur among people who because of allergies rubbed their eyes for many years. First signs which make us suspect for this disease are worse visual acuity and constant change of dioptric value of glasses or contact lenses. Sometimes occur also double vision in looking with one eye, dazzling by the light or sensitiveness to the light.More about patient experiences
Gašper, 29 years, 13. May 2014
When I learned my diagnosis, keratoconus, there was a lot of discomfort, since it is a condition which is not completely treatable. After talking to Dr. Mikek who presented the results of cross-linking I decided for this treatment with no hesitation. First for one eye, than for the other. The whole Morela staff was very professional and thorough. I am very pleased with the results, my eyesight remarkably improved and regular examinations show that cross-linking is highly effective, and the continuation of the disease stopped.
Lara, 21 years, 28. February 2014
Morela Ophthalmologists are great! They treated my keratoconus when everyone else gave up on my vision. Vision worsening did not just stop – I have even less diopters (I saw that bad that I can not even imagine how bad it was – I could not read a line of letters on the chart even with my glasses on!). I recommend them to everyone because they literally saved my life! Now I see very clearly with very low diopters. I have experience with Dr. Kristina Mikek who was nice, professional and she shared her happiness with me for my improved eyesight, but I know that also the rest of the staff is very nice. A thousand thanks!! :)
Alteration in the visual acuity 5 years after surgery
Surgery to stop the disease
In the early phases of the disease, most patients can still see well with glasses. Later, for a better vision, semi-hard lenses are usually prescribed which do not protect the cornea from deformation progress. With the method of crosslinking we stop the progress of diseases and we ensure the preservation of the sight. Especially in the early phases of the disease we frequently achieve the improvement of the visual acuity. The method is in wider use in the last decade, for the first time in Slovenia it was introduced by our doctor, Dr. Kristina Mikek, who regularly conducts courses in international meetings of the European Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons. The contemporary guidelines dictate that especially in young people we perform this treatment as soon as possible, in the most early phase of the disease.