What is Keratoconus?

What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a disease seen with the progressive thinning and taper of the cornea, which is the transparent layer settled up front the eye.

Patients are aware of the disease, which often starts in the adolescence period, at their 20s. The disease progresses between the ages of 20 and 40 and it enters in a stable period following the age of 40. In our day, the keratoconus disease is seen in one in every 2000 people in western societies. The incidence rate of keratoconus increases gradually with each passing year. Starting to show indications with progressing myopia and astigmatism and cornea thinning and taper, keratoconus disease can be diagnosed with very special tests at the early period.

Update Date : 25-04-2022

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