What is Keratoconus?

Keratoconus is degenerative condition affecting the cornea – the front transparent window at the front of the eye.  The condition causes a thinning to the cornea, this causes the shape of the cornea to change to a pointed, more conical shape.  As a result, vision becomes blurry and patients usually notice streaks or haloes – particularly at night.

Keratoconus affects 1 in 1000 people and is more common in people of Asian decent.

Want to know more?

We specialise in the diagnosis and management of keratoconus.  We’ve built a dedicated website for keratoconus to make it easier for you to get teh information you want.

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Your Consultation

Your inital consultation will involve collecting all the data about your eyes.  Specifically this involves evaluating your vision, optical prescription, corneal topography, anterior segment OCT and thorough examination of the front of your eyes.

We will discuss your current issues and the options available to you in terms of vision correction and also the options for surgery.  If you decide to try contact lenses, a keratoconus fitting appointment will be scheduled.  As each patient has differing levels of keratoconus severity, the amount of time to fit lenses varies.  In general, 2-3 appontments are required to achieve optimum fitting lenses.


(40 mins)