Keratoconus care at Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic eye doctors (ophthalmologists) have extensive experience and training in the treatment of cornea diseases, such as keratoconus, and other eye conditions. Each year they see about 400 people with keratoconus.

Advanced diagnosis, treatment and research

Doctors diagnose keratoconus using advanced technology to evaluate your condition. An evaluation may include a test to measure the curve of the cornea (keratometry), computerized corneal mapping and other tests.

Mayo Clinic ophthalmologists have expertise treating keratoconus with many therapies, including rigid gas permeable contact lenses, scleral contact lenses, hybrid lenses and cornea transplant. Treatment depends on the progression of your condition.

Mayo Clinic doctors trained in ophthalmology conduct research in diagnostic tests and potential treatments for keratoconus. Research includes studies in new techniques and long-term outcomes of cornea transplant, potential treatments such as corneal cross-linking, and other areas.

Locations, travel and lodging

Mayo Clinic has major campuses in Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona; Jacksonville, Florida; and Rochester, Minnesota. The Mayo Clinic Health System has dozens of locations in several states.

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Costs and insurance

Mayo Clinic works with hundreds of insurance companies and is an in-network provider for millions of people.

In most cases, Mayo Clinic doesn't require a physician referral. Some insurers require referrals, or may have additional requirements for certain medical care. All appointments are prioritized on the basis of medical need.

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Please contact your insurance company to verify medical coverage and to obtain any needed authorization prior to your visit. Often, your insurer's customer service number is printed on the back of your insurance card.

Aug. 18, 2017