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Causes of Keratoconus

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Your eye contains tiny collagen protein fibers which are responsible for maintaining the shape of your cornea. When your eye experiences a decrease in protective antioxidants, these collagen fibers become weak and can no longer hold the proper shape of the cornea. As a result, your cornea begins to bulge into a cone shape.

There is also a genetic component to keratoconus. Approximately 10% of keratoconus patients have a parent with this condition. Therefore, it is a good idea to have children undergo an annual eye exam to check for keratoconus starting at age 10 if there is a family history of the condition. This will ensure any changes to the shape of your child’s cornea are detected in their earliest stages.

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