Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory eye condition in which the normally round dome-shaped cornea progressively thins causing a cone-like bulge to develop. This results in significant visual impairment. It is not a common eye disease, but it is by no means rare. Keratoconus is generally first diagnosed in young people at puberty or in their late teen’s. The exact cause of keratoconus is unknown. There are many theories based on research and its association with other conditions such as allergies and genetic causes however, no one theory explains it all and it may be caused by a combination of things. Corneal crosslinking is a new treatment option under investigation to halt the progression of keratoconus. In severe cases, a corneal transplant may be needed due to scarring, extreme thinning or contact lens intolerance. This is a surgical procedure that replaces the keratoconus cornea with healthy donor tissue. the weakening of the corneal tissue that leads to keratoconus may be due to an imbalance of enzymes within the cornea. This imbalance makes the cornea more susceptible to oxidative damage from compounds called free radicals, causing it to weaken and bulge forward.

  • Corneal cross-linking (CXL)
  • Custom soft contact lenses
  • Hybrid contact lenses
  • Intacs
  • Corneal transplant

Related Conference of Keratoconus

November 2-3,2018

International Conference on Eye and Vision

Columbus,Ohio,USA
November 16-17, 2018

19th Global Ophthalmologists Annual meeting

Tokyo, Japan
Nov 26 - 28, 2018

27th European Ophthalmology Congress

Dublin, Ireland
Dec 03-04, 2018

28th European Meeting on Ophthalmology & Optometry

| Amsterdam, Netherlands
January 25-26, 2019

3rd World Congress on Eye and Vision

Dubai, UAE
February 20-21, 2019

World Eye and Vision Congress

Abu Dhabi, UAE
March 07-08, 2019

4th Global Pediatric Ophthalmology Congress

Berlin, Germany
March 27-28 , 2019 Hongkong

4th International Conference on Ophthalmology

May 15-16, 2019

2nd International Conference on Ophthalmic Surgery

Perth, Australia
July 29-30, 2019

18thAsia Pacific Ophthalmologists Annual Meeting

Melbourne, Australia
August 22-23, 2019

29th International Congress on VisionScience and Eye

Vienna | Austria

Keratoconus Conference Speakers

Recommended Sessions

Related Journals

Are you interested in