Keratoconus is an eye disease that affects how clearly you can see things, especially distant objects. Although sometimes near objects can also appear out of focus.
This blurry vision happens because of irregular astigmatism, that is to say the cornea is misshapen. Indeed, the cornea of keratoconus sufferers often bulges forward in a cone shape and is uneven, rather than being spherical.
Keratoconus usually develops when a person is in their 20s. As the condition progresses the cornea becomes more steep and thin, although it does tend to stabilise later in life.
There is no cure for keratoconus, so ongoing treatment is essential. Dr. Jim Kokkinakis provides world-renowned keratoconus treatment from is optometrist clinic in Sydney.