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Does Eye Rubbing Cause Keratoconus?

Posted By Dr. Ari Weitzner On May 6, 2014 @ 6:02 pm In Clinical Trials,Cornea | Comments Disabled

Ideally, the cornea should be spherical, but in some patients the cornea gets deformed to a cone shape Рa condition known as keratoconus. Keratoconus may cause blurring of vision which may require the use of a rigid contact lens or surgical intervention.

It’s been thought that eye rubbing – a behavior very common in patients with eczema and other chronic allergic conditions – when done constantly every few minutes over many years may lead to permanent changes to corneal curvature leading to keratoconus.

There is now a study in the United Kingdom recruiting participants that will study the question of changes in the shape of the cornea from eye rubbing.

Click here [1] to learn more.


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