KeraNatural sterile allograft rings and arcs were developed by VisionGift, in their state of the art laboratories. VisionGift is an FDA registered and Eye Bank Association of America accredited eye bank. With facilities located on both coasts of the United States, in Portland, OR and Boston, MA. , KeraNatural is processed in VG’s ISO certified clean rooms to ensure safe and consistent grafts. They are packaged using VGs patented sterilization process, to ensure ease of use and they come with a two year shelf life, so you don’t have to worry about timelines and lack of availability associated with fresh corneal tissue. When it comes to kerataconus, KeraNatural is the clear choice for corneal contouring. Please contact KeraNatural@visiongift.org for more information.
Keratoconus is a condition in which the clear tissue on the front of the eye (cornea) bulges outward. This affects your ability to focus, making your vision blurry or distorted. Its cause is unknown, but there are some factors that are believed to increase your risk of developing the condition, they include:
Genetics: Some keratoconus sufferers have reported having family members who also suffer from the disease.
Allergies: Rubbing your eyes excessively can make keratoconus worse because it can damage your delicate corneal tissue.
Primarily symptoms first appear during puberty or the late teens, and in addition to blurred vision, keratoconus can cause sensitivity, redness and swelling, contact lenses to fit improperly, corneal bulging, and swelling or scarring of the cornea. Keratoconus usually affects both eyes, and the associated symptoms make daily tasks such as reading and driving extremely difficult. Currently, advanced cases frequently require a cornea transplant as the only treatment option. KeraNatural offers an alternative to full penetrating corneal transplants, and a natural option to other available treatments.