Keratoconus

  • Keratoconus affects 1 out of every 2,000 people.
  • Keratoconus can affect anyone at any age (usually diagnosed in late teens or early 20s).
  • There are no race, cultural, or environmental conditions that have been proven to cause Keratoconus.

The cornea is the outer front cover that refracts light into your eye. The cornea is usually dome-shaped as it follows the shape of your eye. During keratoconus, the cornea thins out and begins to shape into a cone instead of a dome.

Symptoms

  1. Eye strain, headaches, and general eye pain
  2. Eye irritation
  3. Increased sensitivity to light
  4. Halos and ghosting of images
  5. Difficulty driving at night

All of these symptoms can also be indicative of other eye conditions or serious eye diseases. If you or a loved one is experiencing any symptoms of keratoconus in Greenville, South Carolina, it is important to schedule a consultation with Dr. Donelson.