A condition where the cornea, a white ball shaped lens of the eye, bulges outwards into a cone shape.
Symptoms include blurred vision, increased sensitivity to light and the need for frequent changes in eyeglass prescription.
Weakening of the fibers in the eye, called collagen, which hold the cornea in shape. The cause for this is unknown.
The ophthalmologist will take a family and medical history and then conduct an eye examination.
→ Common treatment options
→ How is this diagnosed?
- Treatable by a medical professional
- Diagnosed by medical professional
- Doesn’t require lab test or imaging
- Can last several years or be lifelong
- Common for ages 5 and younger
- Family history may increase likelihood
- Urgent medical attention recommended
Treatment depends on the current stage and rate of progression of the disease. Vision problem can be corrected using various glasses and contact lens.
Keratoplasty: Cornea is replaced with a donor’s cornea.
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