What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a degenerative disease of the corneas, in which thinning of the corneal structure causes a bulging of the eye, resulting in an irregular astigmatism.

Keratoconus can cause substantial distortions to vision, including ghost images, blurred vision, streaking of light, sensitivity to light- you name it and it’s got it!

It usually occurs in adolescence- in my case, when I was 22, and continued throughout life, though in many cases the condition stops for no known reason. There is no cure per se, only treatment options to try and improve quality of vision.

I would recommend the Wikipedia page on Keratoconus, as it pretty much hits the nail on the head facts wise.

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