Keratoconus is a condition that results from an irregularly shaped cornea. With keratoconus, the normally round cornea becomes thin and more cone-shaped, which prevents light from focusing correctly on the retina. Research shows that keratoconus may be cause by the weakening of the corneal tissue arising from an imbalance of enzymes within the cornea. This imbalance makes the cornea more susceptible to oxidative damage from compounds called free radicals, causing it to weaken and bulge forward.
Symptoms of keratoconus include glare, distorted and blurred vision, sensitivity to bright lights, and frequent prescription changes.
Our office fits special contact lenses to correct the shape of the cornea and relieve the symptoms of keratoconus.