What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition of the cornea. The disease results in thinning of the corneal tissues. Causing the cornea to bulge out of its smooth, clear, dome-like structure, and assumes a more conical and roughened configuration. With this change in shape, the cornea loses its ability to form a clear image in the eye and the patient's vision drops drastically.


Cornea and Laser Eye Institute Center for Keratoconus

National Keratoconus Foundation (NKCF)


National Eye Institute Plan for Eye and Vision Research

Last Revised: November 26, 2014