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Acting as the major focusing lens of the eye, the cornea is a clear dome made of hundreds of layers linked together with collagen. These collagen links may be deficient, whichleads to progressive corneal thinning and stretching. The cornea can start to bulge forward causing an irregular cone shape similar to a distorted football, thus affecting how the eye focuses images.

This is known as kerataconus, a common condition of the cornea affecting approximately 1 in 1000 people. Keratoconus normally affects both eyes, although at differing points of onset and rates of progression. It generally starts as early ones teenage years and continues until ones mid-thirties. It is thought that inheritance may play a part in the development of this condition.

Symptoms of Keratoconus

Keratoconus may be treated in its earliest stages by wearing glasses to focus images, but as the disease progresses thisbecomes ineffective. Vision typi

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