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24H Emergency

IOM / Palma
971 201 512

Clínica Rotger
971 726 913

Emergencies will be attended Monday to Friday, from 8:30 a.m. to 8 p.m., at the headquarters of IOM (Ophthalmologic Institute of Majorca). Out of this time, you have at your disposal our 24h ward service, which is located at Clínica Rotger in Palma.

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Keratoconus

What is it?

A disease in which the cornea becomes progressively thinner and more protuberant and cone-shaped in its centre. Causes a reduction of visual definition secondary to irregular astigmatism. Begins in puberty and progresses slowly. Generally bilateral.

Causes

  • Unknown, probably multi-factor.
  • Prior family history in less than 10% of cases.

Treatment

Always depending on the state it has reached:

  • Correction of error with spectacles or contact lenses.
  • Placing of intrastromal rings. (INTACS)
  • Corneal cross-linking (to halt development).
  • Cornea transplant.
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