Keratoconus is a progressive condition of the eye. As the disease progresses it changes the shape of the cornea causing the image projected to be distorted. This causes the overall vision to be damaged. As it continues the patients sight continues to grow worse. However over the last decade many treatments have been designed to help slow, or even stop the progression of this disease. The symptoms of Keratoconus in its early stages are somewhat similar to those of other defects of the eye. However, with time, the situation worsens and the vision becomes more blurred.
Some of the symptoms of Keratoconus include:
Slightly blurred vision
Frequent eye rubbing
Frequent Change in Prescription
Increased watering of the eyes
Poor night vision
Someone with Keratoconus usually squints just to read something and they tend to feel itchiness on the eye. This however does not come with any form of pain. One of the most common symptoms Keratoconus is monocular polyopia where one seems to see two visions instead of the actual one.
Watch how treatments improve a young girl’s life: http://youtube.com/watch?v=KZFC8NOp_hI
For more information about keratoconus visit the American Keratoconus Association
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