Definitions for "KERATOCONUS"
A disorder that involves a thinning of the central cornea. The normally round shape of the cornea becomes distorted. A cone-like bulge develops, resulting in significant visual impairment. Keratoconus Details
is an abnormality of the eye where the cornea becomes deformed in the shape of a cone. This condition is a contraindication to (or strong reason against having) refractive surgery such as PRK or RK.
(kehr-uh-toh-KOH-nus): Degenerative, hereditary corneal disease affecting vision. Characterized by generalized thinning and cone-shaped protrusion of the central cornea, usually in both eyes.