Keratoconus- Symptoms, Causes, Risk Factors and Prevention


Keratoconus (ker-uh-toe-KOH-nus) occurs when your cornea — the clear, dome-shaped front surface of your eye — is thin and gradually booms in a cone shape outwards. A cone-shaped cornea causes blurred vision, which may cause sensitivity to light which glare irritation. Keratoconus usually affects both eyes, and usually first affects people between the ages of 10 and 25. The condition can develop slowly for 10 years or longer. In the early stages of keratoconus, with glasses or soft contact lenses can correct vision problems. Later, you may have to be…

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