Defining Keratoconus Progression
With new technologies that measure the shape and thickness of the cornea in exquisite detail, we are now able to detect the presence of keratoconus well before subjective symptoms develop.
Corneal Topography has become the standard of care in diagnosing keratoconus. A computerized system images the shape of the cornea by taking tens of thousands of data points from the corneal surface. The results are instantly analyzed and a topography map is generated.
The colors of the map correspond to the shape of the cornea. In keratoconus the cornea tends to be very steep in shape and quite irregular in shape. Quantitatively the topography values can be monitored for change over time to determine if the condition is progressive.
Michael P. DeCarlo Optometrist, Inc.
Welcome to DeCarlo Optometry Placentia where one on one patient attention set us apart from others in the field. Dr. DeCarlo has been providing top level eye care since 1989.
Dr. DeCarlo provides routine eye exams, contact lens services, red eye checks, diabetic retina exams, glaucoma management, keratoconus management featuring Scleral Contact Lenses and the NovaKone soft lens for Keratoconus, Myopia Control- Ortho K, LASIK co-management and screenings for cataracts and macular degeneration.
The office features fine eyewear including Tom Ford, Tiffany & Co., Gucci, Nike, Oakley, Ray Ban, Calvin Klein, XL frames for the person with a big brain and many other frame lines to fit any budget. Dr. DeCarlo looks forward to meeting you and providing you with exceptional eye care.
Dr. DeCarlo specialize in computer vision syndrome and can help choose lenses that are right for your lifestyle like computer progressives and digital progressive lenses for everyday living.
For patients with dry eye and corneal disease like Keratoconus Dr. DeCarlo is proficient at fitting specialty contact lenses like Scleral Gas permeable lenses and the NovaKone soft lens.
The office features the Topcon Maestro retinal scanning technology for detection and treatment of glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and other eye disease.