What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a bilateral, noninflammatory degeneration, an axial ecstatic condition of the cornea. ie. cornea has an irregular conical shape. This causes a progressive decrease in quality & quantity of vision. The exact cause is not clear.
Genetic factors in less than 10% cases.
Keratoconus may remain subclinical or completely uninvolved in the fellow eye in only 6% of cases.
LASIK should not be done in these cases.
Keratoconus can be managed with collagen cross-linking. In advanced cases, corneal grafting is the only alternative.
Factor that causes Keratoconus
- Sleeping overnight with contact lens on.
- Napping with contact lenses
- Topping up the disinfectant solution in the case.
- Extending the recommended replacement frequency of contact lens or cases.
- Showering with lenses on.
- Swimming with lenses on.
- Rinsing contact lens in tap water.
- Storing contact lenses in tap water.
- Ignoring treatment of eyelid diseases.
Know more about the treatment.
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