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The Keratoconus Specialty Unit

The Keratoconus Specialty Unit

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Keratoconus is a degeneration of the cornea that is often genetic and/or related to excessive eye rubbing. It is diagnosed in young adults where it tends to be more advanced and severe.
This eye disease results in advanced thinning of the cornea that progressively protrudes outward into a cone shape. This may result in blurry vision, double vision, irregular astigmatism in addition to light sensitivity leading to poor quality of life. Regularly both eyes are affected. In more severe cases a blemishing or a circle may be seen within the cornea.
This eye illness generally begins to affect people between the ages of 10 and 25. The condition may progress gradually for 10 years or more.

In the early stages of keratoconus, vision problems might be corrected with glasses or soft contact lenses. Later, you may have to be fitted with firm, gas absorbent contact lenses or other types of lenses as recommended. If your condition progresses, you may benefit from ultraviolet crosslinking, corneal ring implantation, phakic intraocular lens implantation, and in advanced cases a cornea transplant.
Keratoconus is often diagnosed when an evaluation is done for laser refractive surgery and one of the images (corneal tomography) shows that there is an abnormal steepening of the cornea. This is a contraindication for LASIK surgery.

Who should consider the Keratoconus Specialty Unit visit?

It is recommended to visit your eye doctor if your eyesight is worsening quickly, which might be caused by an irregular curvature of the eye (astigmatism).

No one knows what causes keratoconus, though heredity and environmental elements are essential in the development of this eye disease. In addition, many risks factors can increase the chances of having Keratoconus such as chronic rubbing of the eyes.

If you develop any of the upper related factors, consider scheduling an appointment at Aman Keratoconus Unit.

What do we offer you at the Keratoconus Specialty Unit?

At Aman, we are equipped with the only UV crosslinking unit which can be done in a sitting position if needed and this suits some patients more than others. This is done to stop the progression of the disease.

Furthermore, our ophthalmologist who is a cornea specialist will review the details of the exam to see what the best options are to improve the vision. These are multiple and include an intracorneal ring or autologous corneal lamellar implantations, corneal transplantation, and special contact lens fit.

At our Keratoconus unit, our aim is to stop the progression of the disease and ensure good vision for those who come in with an advanced case.

What are the complications of Keratoconus?

In some circumstances, the cornea may swell rapidly and cause abruptly reduced vision and damaging to the cornea. The swelling regularly subsides by itself, but a scar may occur, and it can affect the vision.

Progressive keratoconus also may cause the cornea to become damaged, mainly where the cone is most bulging. A scarred cornea causes deteriorating vision problems and may necessitate cornea transplant surgery.

Our Team at the Keratoconus Unit


What should I bring to my first appointment?
You will also need to have the following information with you when you check in:
  • Qatar ID / valid passport
  • Insurance card
  • Laboratory studies (in case available)
Is my insurance accepted at Aman Hospital /How much will this procedure/test cost me?

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For insurance and price inquiries, please contact our call center at +974 4400 4400 between 8 am to 10 pm.

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I need directions to the unit, where do I park?

The Keratoconus Specialty Unit in Aman Hospital is located at the following address: Ground Floor, Outpatient 2.

We recommend you allow enough time to park to ensure you arrive on time. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes prior to your appointment time. Our valet parking is here to assist you, take your car and park it safely in our underground parking.

Can my family member or friend attend my appointment?

Always feel free to bring someone with you to your appointments. A family member or friend can help ask questions, remember the information your care team gives you, and provide support.

How do I cancel or reschedule my appointment?

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Please call our call center at +974 4400 4400. They are available from Saturday to Thursday from 8 am to 10 pm to help you reschedule or cancel your appointment.

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Ms. Wazne received her Bachelor of Science degree in Pharmacy from the Lebanese American University in 2011 . She completed her Masters degree in Clinical Pharmacy from the Lebanese University. Ms. Wazne has worked at the American University of Beirut Medical Center for more than ten years. Ms. Wazne has given a variety of oral presentations to nurses, and pharmacists on local and national level . She has been certified from Harvard Medical School in Immuno-oncology and Cancer Genomics. She is an active member in the Order of Pharmacists of Lebanon. Her professional interests include medication safety and research.

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Sirine Abou Al Hassan is a US. registered clinical dietitian with extensive experience in nutritional management of chronic and diet-related diseases. Previously, Sirine worked as clinical dietitian specialized in obesity weight management, Child and Maternal Health and Eating Disorders. She graduated from University College London with a masters of science in Clinical Nutrition and Eating Disorders; Following on from a Bachelors of Science in Nutrition and Dietetics-Coordinated Program from the American University of Beirut, both with distinction

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