Slowly progressing corneal disease
The cause for corneal keratoconus, a corneal disease that causes the cornea to become thinner and more convex as it progresses, is not yet entirely known. The disease is in part conditioned by genes but can also occur among people who have, as a result of allergic reaction, rubbed their eyes for many years. The first signs that lead us to suspect the disease are worse visual acuity and constant change in the dioptric value of eyeglasses or contact lenses. Double vision when looking with one eye, glare or sensitivity to light may sometimes also be present.More about patient experiences
Gašper, 29 years, 13. May 2014
When I learned of my keratoconus diagnosis, I felt a lot of discomfort because this condition is not completely treatable. After talking to Dr. Mikek, who presented the results of cross-linking, I opted for this treatment without hesitation. The treatment was first performed on one eye, then on the other. The entire Morela staff was very professional and thorough. I am very pleased with the results, my eyesight has remarkably improved and regular annual check-ups are indicating that cross-linking is very effective and that the progression of the disease has stopped.
Lara, 21 years, 28. February 2014
Morela Ophthalmologists are great! They treated my keratoconus when everyone else had given up on my vision. The worsening of my vision has not only stopped – I even have a significantly lower dioptre now (my eyesight was so bad that I can’t even imagine how much worse it was – I couldn’t even read a line of letters from the eye chart, even while wearing my glasses!) I recommend them to everyone because they literally saved my life! Now I see very clearly with a very low dioptre. My own experience is with Dr. Kristina Mikek who was friendly, professional and who shared in my happiness when my vision improved. But I know that the rest of the staff is also very friendly. A thousand thanks!! :)
Change in visual acuity 5 years after surgery
Surgery to stop the disease
Most patients can still see well with glasses during the early stages of this disease. Later, semi-hard contact lenses are usually prescribed for better vision. But these lenses do not protect the cornea from the progression of deformation. Using the crosslinking method, we stop the progression of the disease and ensure that sight is preserved. Improvement in visual acuity is frequently achieved, particularly in early stages of the disease. This method has become more widely used in the past decade and was first introduced in Slovenia by our doctor, Dr. Kristina Mikek, who also regularly conducts courses during international meetings of the European Society of Cataract & Refractive Surgeons. Modern guidelines dictate that this treatment be performed in as early stage of the disease as possible, particularly among young people.