Dr. Anton Barraquer joins the Centre
I wanted to have surgery so I could stop wearing glasses, but I was told that I have a cornea deformation (keratoconus), that I can't be operated on and I might need a cornea transplant.
A cornea transplant was the only solution for keratoconus until a few decades ago, however, there is currently a range of options to slow down and even correct keratoconus (cornea malformation) without going as far as a cornea transplant, especially in incipient or mild cases with a slight astigmatism. Nowadays, a cornea transplant is reserved to very limited cases only, where there is a very evident and marked deformation of the cornea. It is important to underline the fact that laser eye surgery is contraindicated in cases of keratoconus.
Dr. Borja Salvador, ophthalmologist at the Barraquer Ophthalmology Center
Almost all wearers of glasses and contact lenses consider reducing their prescription with refractive techniques at some point. In this chapter we explain all the options and help you know when it is worth having surgery, who is a good candidate and why it is so important to choose where to go.