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How is keratoconus condition affected in pregnancy?

hi, i was wondering on which effects a pregnancy can have on a patient with keratoconus? There are some theories about a mutation of the cornea due to hormones changes and i would like to know more about this. thank you in advance, marie. Im a 28 year old female. no medical history other than keratoconus diagnosis.
Mon, 14 Sep 2015
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hi dear,Hormonal changes during pregnancy may affect corneal biomechanics negatively, and pregnancy may be a previously unrecognized risk factor for progression of keratoconus.This is the first study showing pregnancy-induced keratoconus progression in patients with no accompanying disease.so right now more studies are needed. before planning pregnancy you will need thorough examination of your eyes. and after pregnancy diagnosed you need follow up.... i hope i have cleared your doubt.....
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