Sunday, October 29, 2006

What is Keratoconus

When Keratoconus appears its often in the teens or early twenties , is progressive disease in which the normally round cornea thins and begins to bulge into a cone-like shape . Then the cone shape deflects light as it enters the eye on its way to the light-sensitive retina, causing distorted vision. Keratoconus can occur in one or both eyes. In a mild form of keratoconus, soft contact lenses may help. But as (Keratoconus) progresses and the cornea thins and changes shape even more, glasses or soft contacts will no longer correct your vision.

People have said I have never heard of this and well as much as that does not surprise me , I thought I would point out the amount of searchs last month on the interent according to Overture .
This points out that this is a growing area of concern and health orgs need to become more active in support for those that find themself in a battle with Keratoconus.

Searches done in September 2006
Search Term
3094 keratoconus
209 keratoconus treatment
142 intacs for keratoconus
99 keratoconus contact lens
94 national keratoconus foundation
44 keratoconus lens
32 center for keratoconus
32 in keratoconus ohio ssi
31 impairment keratoconus visual
28 care clinical contact contact diagnosis in kerat... lens lens patient practice prescribing
27 k.. eye disease
26 uk kerato....
26 kerato... walking
25 kerato.... and lasik