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About Keratoconus Eye Disease

Keratoconus Causes- Who Get it?

keratoconus treatmentsThe actual incidence of KC is not known. It is not a common eye disease, but it is by no means rare. It has been estimated to occur in 1 out of every 2,000 persons in the general population. Keratoconus is generally first diagnosed in young people at puberty or in their late teen’s. It is found in all parts of the United States and the rest of the world. It has no known significant geographic, cultural or social pattern.

Keratonconus Symptoms- What Happens?

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Corneal Bulging

The cornea is the clear window of the eye and is responsible for refracting most of the light coming into the eye. Therefore, abnormalities of the cornea severely affect the way we see the world making simple tasks, like driving, watching TV or reading a book difficult.

In its earliest stages, keratoconus causes slight blurring and distortion of vision and increased sensitivity to light. These symptoms usually first appear in the late teens and early twenties. Keratoconus may progress for 10-20 years and then slow or stabilize. Each eye may be affected differently.

Keratoconus Treatment : What Can Be Done About it?

In the early stages, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses may be used to correct the mild nearsightedness and astigmatism caused in the early stages of keratoconus. As the disorder progresses and the cornea continues to thin and change shape, rigid gas permeable (RGP) contact lenses are generally prescribed to correct vision more adequately. keratoconus treatmentThe contact lenses must be carefully fitted, and frequent checkups and lens changes may be needed to achieve and maintain good vision.