What Is Keratoconus?


Keratoconus is a well understood
corneal disorder which is documented in a number of papers as having a
prevalence of approximately 1 in 2,000 people. It affects men and women equally,
however, it may be more common in certain ethnic groups. Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition, in which the normally round, dome-shaped cornea
progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop usually in both eyes. As
a result, the eye develops a complex prescription with significant
astigmatism. Keratoconus is not visible to the naked eye
but is apparent on corneal scans and examination by an optometrist or
specialist.

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