Keratoconus is an asymmetrical and irregular (cone-shaped) alteration of the corneal curvature. Very often, this genetic pathology is not noticeable at birth, and only appears between the first and second decades of life.
The keratoconus develops through a gradual wearing out of the cornea. This results in a degeneration of the Patient’s sight which cannot be corrected by using glasses. Any worsening in a Patient’s astigmatism should be managed through topographic analysis of the cornea in order to diagnose any malformation as soon as possible.
There are a number of techniques available in the treatment of keratoconus, the sole aim of which is to prevent any further development of the condition (corneal cross-linking).
The sooner a diagnosis is made, the more effective such a treatment can be.