What is Keratoconus?

I Hate These Blurred Lines

Before I start with the righteous posting about my journey, self worth and all the other nonsense, it’s probably best to start explaining what the condition is. Firstly, Keratoconus does not mean I’m going to transform into this:

kerry katona celebrity big brotherKerry Katona, not Keratoconus

Keratoconus is a disorder which affects the surface of the eye (cornea) which causes it to thin out and form a cone-like shape as opposed to the normal, curved surface. Effectively, it turns the front of my eye into something like this:

Keratoconus.svgEffect of Keratoconus on the surface of the eye

It doesn’t seem like much of a big deal. So I’ve got slightly pointy eyes. Spock had slightly pointy ears, but it seemed to work out ok for him, right? Unfortunately not. The cone-shaped curvature and rough surface (sadly it does not thin out evenly across the cornea) means that the light that enters the eye is…

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