Keratoconus: What Is It and How Does It Impact Vision?

Keratoconus is an uncommon eye disease where
the front of your eye, known as the cornea, begins to thin and lose it’s normally round
shape. Upon doing so, it starts to bulge out and
can cause you to have blurry, distorted vision that may not be perfectly corrected with glasses
or contact lenses. Keratoconus typically develops in early adulthood
and has an unpredictable rate of progression. Also, it’s exact cause is still unknown. Mild (to moderate) stages of keratoconus are
typically correctable with glasses or contact lenses while more severe stages often require
surgery. Keratoconus can occur in one or both of your
eyes and requires careful diagnosis by an eye care professional. If you think you have keratoconus, make sure
to schedule an appointment with your local eye care professional today!

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