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Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a rare disease, sometimes with a genetic link. It is a condition where the clear front part of the eye (cornea) gradually thins and bulges into a cone. Over time, if not treated keratoconus can lead to such severe loss of vision that lens replacement surgery becomes necessary.

The disease normally progresses during teenage years. It is typically associated with excessive eye rubbing and sometimes with hypersensitivity to allergens. 

Treatment for Keratoconus

When diagnosed early, the disease is often treated initially with spectacles. In some circumstance treatment involves the use of specialty contact lenses, or surgery if it worsens. 

If someone in your family has been diagnosed with keratoconus, or you recognise the symptoms described above,  we recommend getting your eyes checked as soon as possible. 

Book in to obtain a professional diagnosis from our qualified optometrists and see what options might be suitable for you.

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