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.