Corneal Eye Disease - KERATOCONOUS Tun Hussein Onn National Eye Hospital

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Keratoconus is a progressive eye disease in which the cornea thins, beginning to bulge into a cone-like shape. The change in the shape of the eye causes distorted vision.

What are the causes of Keratoconous?

Keratoconus may be caused by oxidative stress (damage to the cells of the eyes, caused by an imbalance in the body) and weakening of the cornea.

Other factors include a genetic predisposition (keratoconus often affects more than one member of the same family), and it may also be caused by eye rubbing associated with allergies (which causes eye itching and irritation).

Eyes remain moist (formation of tears)

Refractive power is unstable, requiring the frequent changing of glasses or contact lenses

A Corneal Imaging Device is used to carry out Corneal Topography, which captures an image of the cornea and provides details of the condition of the cornea.

The management of keratoconus depends on the severity and prognosis of the individuals condition.

In early stages, glasses or contact lens may help to improve vision

In rapidly progressive cases, the Collagen Cross Linking procedure may help to stop or slow the progression of keratoconus

In cases of irregular corneal shape, the Intra Corneal Ring Insertion procedure may help to reverse the symptoms of keratoconus by flattening and thickening the cornea.

In end stage keratoconus, Corneal Transplant surgery is considered as the last resort, after all other options have been exhausted

If you have keratoconus, it is important that you:

Treat your allergies to control eye irritation or itching

Regularly follow up with your ophthalmologist to monitor the progression of the condition

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