What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a condition where the cornea, bulges outwards into a cone shape instead of a sphere, resulting in a progressive thinning of the cornea. While Keratoconus more commonly affects both eyes, it is not unusual for the Keratoconus to be significantly more advanced in one eye. Keratoconus is usually diagnosed with a corneal topography, an ophthalmoscope, a retinoscope or a slit-lamp examination.

Signs of Keratoconus may include:

Keratoconus is often associated with atopic diseases (hayfever, eczema, allergies, asthma etc) which can result in people having itchy eyes.

Keratoconus has a range of non surgical, and surgical treatment options. For more information, or to book an appointment for an assessment or to track an already existing Keratoconus diagnosis, we recommend you book an eye examination at Aphrodite Livanes Optometrists.



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