The rate and degree of progression is different for every patient. Therefore, it is impossible to tell how fast or slow changes may occur. Sometimes, years go by and patients experience very little change. For others, drastic changes can occur in as little as a few months. Because every person’s visual needs are different, The Keratoconus Care Clinic aims to tailor appropriate individual treatment to stabilise vision. Regular monitoring using state of the art equipment is required to ensure treatment is instigated at appropriate stages of the condition.
Please note: All new referrals for Keratoconus are required to have an initial consultation with Dr Andrew Apel. Once the condition is confirmed, and nature established, ongoing appointments to monitor the condition may be made with our Clinical Optometrists at the Keratoconus Care Clinic. If changes are detected, the patient may be asked to see Dr Andrew Apel to discuss treatment options. Ongoing review appointments are usually every 6 months (unless specified otherwise).