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Dr. A.S. Desai
Dr. A.S. Desai, Ophthalmologist
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I am diagnosed with Kerataconus..I don't have specs but use

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Sir I am diagnosed with Kerataconus..I don't have specs but use just anti glare glasses .. Is Kerataconus refractive error ? Am appearing for upsc medical examination ..is it detectable in normal eye examination? Please give some information about this sir am very worried
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Eye
Expert:  Dr. A.S. Desai replied 1 year ago.

Hello,

Keratoconus is a type of corneal disease in which the shape of cornea is more conical than normal. This causes a refractive error which could be either astigmatism or myopic astigmatism. Yes, it can be detected during a routine eye exam and is suspected when there is blurred vision or shape of cornea appears more conical or abnormally high K readings on keratometry.

It can be treated for its refractive error by various methods and the process can be arrested by cross linking method.