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Dr. Margaret Ritterbusch

What Is Keratoconus, and What are its Treatment Options?

Keratoconus is a progressive disorder which causes thinning and cone-like steepening of the cornea. This characteristic steepening results in distortion, which decreases visual acuity. It can cause severe astigmatism and and increased sensitivity to glare and light. In our Princeton ophthalmology practice, we offer a number of therapies to reduce the symptoms of keratoconus and help you preserve your vision. One of the best options for improving vision in early keratoconus is the use of speciality contact lenses. They’re available in the following varieties: Soft, astigmatic contact lenses Rigid, gas-permeable contact lenses Scleral contact lenses As keratoconus progresses, the individual may … Continue reading

Ortho-K: A Unique Vision Correction Option

Here at our Princeton ophthalmology group, we’re pleased to offer a better way to treat a common visual condition. Orthokeratology, or Ortho-K, corrects an individual’s vision with the use of custom contact lenses while the patient sleeps. The contact lenses are made of a rigid, gas-permeable (hard) material. Due to their unique curvature, they can reshape the corneas overnight. Optimum vision is usually achieved after 1 to 2 weeks of wearing the contact lenses each night. Continued wear maintains excellent vision throughout the day without the need for glasses or soft contact lenses. Studies have proven that this is a … Continue reading




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