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What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a condition in which the cornea,
the clear tissue in front of the coloured part of the eye, becomes thin and distorted in shape. Keratoconus does not lead to blindness but the corneal distortion will cause a decrease in your vision.

Initially this condition can be treated with spectacles but, as
it progresses, rigid hard contact lenses are needed to correct vision
effectively. Sometimes, in the early stages, soft lenses can be
used successfully.

How do I know I have this?

Usually the first awareness comes through having
to change your spectacle prescription too frequently and from not
achieving good vision even when the best spectacle correction is

What causes it?

There does not appear to be any single cause for
keratoconus. Our recent research has confirmed that allergy and
frequent eye rubbing are commonly found among people with keratoconus.

If you have this condition?

Please come in for a full assessment ofImage result for Corneal topography
your eyes and vision. There are a number of special tests we can
perform to determine or confirm if you have keratoconus including
computerised video-keratoscopy.

This is the most modern and sensitive
means of detecting the characteristic corneal shape changes. If
keratoconus is confirmed, we will discuss the alternative options
for your management in order that the best possible management is
maintained. If you have any questions we will be please to discuss
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