September 14, 2016
Dry Eye
September 14, 2016


Keratoconus (conical cornea) is an inherited disorder (1in 3000) and associated with allergies, eczema, asthma and usually becomes apparent between the ages of 10 – 25 years.

It starts out as astigmatism and progresses as the cornea continues to thin and bulge forward.

The shape becomes a cone and irregular to the point where spectacles don’t help the vision.

Rigid contact lenses provide good vision.

Sometimes a corneal graft is required.

Collagen cross linking is a new therapy used in early diagnosis to strengthen the cornea.

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