Keratoconus is the thinning of the cornea – the clear dome-shaped outer surface of your eye. Eventually, the cornea bulges outward into a cone shape causing blurred vision, sensitivity to light and difficulty seeing at night. Most commonly affecting individuals between the ages of 10 to 25, the chance of developing it increases if it runs in the family. Keratoconus can worsen over time so early detection is key.
Different treatment options are available, depending on the severity. Mild to moderate Keratoconus may be treated with eyeglasses or specialty contact lenses. Another treatment is called Corneal Crosslinking, which uses riboflavin and UV light to strengthen the cornea.