Keratoconus is a bilateral non-inflammatory disorder that causes progressive thinning of the cornea. Keratoconus is a genetic condition, but ocular allergies, eye rubbing, and connective tissue disorder may enhance progression.…
Patients with Keratoconus can often just not get spectacles or contact lenses that they can see clearly with.
We see through the cornea, which is the clear front window of the eye. A normal cornea has a dome shape, like a ball. In Keratoconus, however, the structure of the cornea is just not strong enough to hold this round shape. The cornea bulges outward and downward like a cone.
Myth: Hard contact lenses hold the keratoconic cornea in place and stop progression.
Myth: Nothing can be done for Keratoconus. Fact: Modern technology has revolutionized the treatment of Keratoconus.