Keratoconus is a disorder in which the cornea (which is typically round) protrudes and forms a conical shape. This irregular shape affects the way light enters the eye and results in distorted vision.

Causes of Keratoconus

An estimated 2-3 people in every 1,000 are affected by Keratoconus, and it frequently develops earlier in life. Cases of Keratoconus developing in those over the age of 35 are very rare. While the exact causes of Keratoconus are still not fully understood, research has led to several prevailing theories as to what could cause the disorder:

  • Genetic predisposition
  • Other diseases in which Keratoconus manifests itself as a symptom
  • Excessive eye rubbing

While the progression of Keratoconus can be unpredictable, specially fitted contact lenses can greatly reduce the chances of needing corneal transplants or eye surgery.

Caring for Scleral Lenses

Scleral lenses require more care and attention than other types of lenses, and failing to care for them correctly can result in serious issues. It is vital to understand all aspects of scleral lens care and to contact us if you experience pain, redness or light sensitivity when following all instructions.

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