What is Keratoconus?
The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped structure of the eye, which carries out the function of focusing light into your eye. Keratoconus can be described as an eye disease, where the cornea is primarily affected. It occurs when the cornea thins out and bulges like a cone.
As a result there is a change in the shape of the cornea and thereby light rays go out of focus. The symptoms of the disease include, blurred vision, double vision, near-sightedness, astigmatism and light sensitivity. As a result, your vision is blurry and distorted, making daily tasks like reading difficult to carry out. In most cases both eyes are affected, however, in severe cases a scarring or a circle can be observed within the cornea.
The determining cause varies from person to person, ...Read More