Keratoconus

  • Keratoconus affects 1 out of every 2,000 people.
  • Keratoconus can affect anyone at any age (usually diagnosed in late teens or early 20’s).
  • There are no race, cultural, or environmental conditions that have been proven to cause Keratoconus.

The cornea is the outer front cover that refracts light into your eye. The cornea is usually dome-shaped as it follows the shape of your eye. During keratoconus, the cornea thins out and begins to shape into a cone instead of a dome.

Symptoms

When the keratoconus develops, the person suffering from this condition will experience the following symptoms:

  1. Eye Strain, Headaches and General Eye Pain
  2. Eye Irritation
  3. Increased Sensitivity to Light
  4. Halos and “Ghosting” of Images
  5. Difficulty driving at night

All of these symptoms can also be indicative of other eye conditions or serious eye diseases. If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these conditions, it is important to seek a consultation with Dr. Donelson.

 

Treatments

The treatments for keratoconus vary, depending upon the degree of the condition.