Keratoconus is a condition where there is a bulge in the cornea resulting in blurred vision due to sensitivity to light and glare. This condition is said to affect both the eyes and usually, affects people in the age group of 10 to 25 years.
Causes of Keratoconus
The leading cause for this condition is still unknown, though it has been observed that one in ten people have parents who carry it too. Those with a family history of this condition, rubbing eyes vigorously, having Down Syndrome, Hay Fever, Asthma, or Retinitis Pigmentosa are at higher risk of developing Keratoconus.
How does one recognise keratoconus?
The following symptoms must be looked out for to identify Keratoconus –
- Sudden worsening pr clouding of vision
- Blurred, distorted vision
- Higher sensitivity to glare and bright lights
- Frequent changing of prescription glasses.
What are the diagnostic tests used to recognise keratoconus?
- Corneal topography
- Slit–lamp exams
Can keratoconus be cured permanently?
While there is no cure for Keratoconus, it can be managed effectively with due care and treatment at the right time.
What is the best treatment for keratoconus?
- In the early stages, vision problems may be corrected with the help of glasses or soft contact lenses.
- As the condition progresses, a permeable glass lens or a scleral lens is to be used.
- At an advanced stage, one may need a cornea transplant to restore their ability to see correctly.
- With advancements in medical science, Keratoconus' new treatment called corneal collagen cross-linking has been increasingly resorted to. This stops the Keratoconus from developing and prevents cornea transplant altogether.
Please note: One cannot get a LASIK surgery done if one has Keratoconus.
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Author: CFS Editorial Team | May 7 2022 | UPDATED 04:00 IST
*The views expressed here are solely those of the author in his private capacity and do not in any way represent the views of Centre for Sight.