What is Keratonconus?

Keratoconus is a condition where the shape of the front of the eye deforms into a cone shape. Often described as a rugby ball with the end pointing outwards. As the cornea thins, it distorts your vision.

What Causes It?
The exact cause is not known. However what is known is that it has acquired and inherited components. About 1 in 3000 suffer from the condition

What can I do about it?
Early stages of keratoconus can be corrected with spectacles or soft contact lenses, but as the condition progresses, RGP (gas permeable) lenses are needed to better correct the distortion in vision.

How Do Rigid Contact Lenses Help?
A Keratoconus contact lens is shaped like a normal cornea. The rigid lens holds it shape reducing the amount of distortion. A soft contact lens would mould to the existing shape of your cornea and would correct the problem.

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Cornea & Contact lens Society