What is Keratoconus?

We see through the cornea, which is the clear, central part of the front surface of the eye. Normally, the cornea has a dome shape, like a ball. Sometimes, however, the structure of the cornea is just not strong enough to hold this round shape and the cornea bulges outward like a cone. This condition is called keratoconus.

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Im 25 years old and im having keratoconus problem in both eyes and even i took c3r for both eyes and icl for left eye and for right eye im wearing...

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Keratoconus is not known to be transmitted from parents to children commonly. The cause for keratoconus are varied and it is not compulsory...

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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...

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hi dear,Hormonal changes during pregnancy may affect corneal biomechanics negatively, and pregnancy may be a previously unrecognized risk factor...

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My son is the patient not me. What does differential diagnosis mean in relation to Keratoconus or in general for that matter and do you know all...

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Thanks for the query.

The word keratoconus is derived from latin words, kerato- "cornea" and -conus meaning "cone shaped". This describes...

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