- Keratoconus is a thinning disorder of the cornea that results in distortion and reduced vision.
- As the disease progresses, the cone becomes more pronounced, causing vision to become progressively more blurred and distorted.
- Because of the cornea’s irregular shape, patients with keratoconus are usually short-sighted with astigmatism that is not fully correctable with glasses.
- Not all cases are progressive.
- In moderately severe cases rigid gas-permeable contact lens are the best way to correct the vision.
- LASIK is never performed on keratoconus patients.
- Severe cases require a corneal transplant.
- Corneal cross-linking is the latest innovation in the treatment of early keratoconus