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KERATOCONUS

What is it?

Keratoconus is an ocular disease in which progressive thinning of the cornea results in a complex, irregular steepening of the corneal surface.

Who does it affect?

Keratoconus usually begins in adolescence and continues into middle age. Keratoconus is associated with allergic eye disease and may be related to chronic eye rubbing.

How is it treated?

Vision is progressively reduced and is corrected with glasses in mild cases. The use of gas permeable contact lenses is successful in most cases to improve vision. The unique design creates a regular optical surface in place of the irregular cornea. Surgery is only rarely necessary for Keratoconus.

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