Keratoconus is a condition in which a normal, dome-shaped cornea becomes progressively thinner and bulges forward, which is usually associated with increased astigmatism and decreased vision. Keratoconus is commonly found in, but not limited to, the Hispanic population. Both eyes are typically affected, though it is rare for them to progress equally. In its early stages, keratoconus may be difficult to detect because the condition develops slowly, often not presenting itself until the twenties or thirties.
Symptoms of Keratononus
- A gradual increase in glare and light sensitivity over time
- A decline in your best corrected vision
Are you at Risk?
While the exact cause of keratoconus is unknown, it is believed to be associated with eye rubbing and certain hereditary disorders.