Discovering the Signs of Keratoconus: A Progressive Condition
You be wondering, what are the signs or symptoms of Keratoconus?
Keratoconus is a progressive condition that causes vision to decline over time. The key to slowing its progression comes from early detection and treatment of the condition.
It is important that you have annual eye exams and report all changes in vision.
If Keratoconus is left untreated it can have a great impact on overall vision. Keratoconus can decreases the ability to see well with contacts or glasses and causes great difficulty when driving at night.
Keratoconus leads to distorted vision due to the change in the cornea, the clear window over the eye.
Typically the cornea is spherical shaped. When properly shaped light enters the cornea and provides clear distinct images. Keratoconus causes the cornea to become misshaped and distorted, this leads to distorted images may not be able to be improved with glasses or contacts.
Signs and symptoms of Keratoconus:
- Frequent blurred vision
- Increased blurred vision
- Glasses or Contacts do not improve the vision
- Frequent rubbing of the eyes
- Frequent changes in prescription
- Seeing halos or glare around lights
- Decreased night vision
One of the most important things about treating this condition is understanding the early signs. Paying attention to the eyes is not something most of us do until our vision is compromised. Knowing what signs to look for and asking your eye care professional questions is top priority.
While these are just a few of the signs and symptoms of Keratoconus, be sure to speak to your eye care professionals when you have difficulty with your vision.
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