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Keratoconus: causes and treatment options

Keratoconus – Progressive thinning and distortion of the cornea Keratoconus is an eye disease of the cornea: the thin, clear tissue covering the surface of the front of the eye. A normal, healthy cornea is round in shape, but sometimes the cornea can weaken, losing its shape. Instead of a dome, it becomes cone-shaped, preventing clear vision. This is known as keratoconus. It is a progressive disorder that can either progress rapidly or take years to develop. It may affect only one eye but more commonly occurs in both. Causes of Keratoconus The cause of keratoconus is unknown. It is
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Allergy Season Itchy Eyes

What Can I Do About Allergy Season Itchy Eyes? Spring usually means allergy season is here. Seasonal allergic rhinitis or hayfever affect about 20 per cent of the population during spring and early summer. Common symptoms include itchy, red, dry, or watery eyes. Seasonal allergies are caused by the high pollen released by trees, grass, outdoor moulds and weeds. Have you ever wondered what’s actually causing our eyes to react? We have receptor cells called mast cells on the surface of our conjunctiva, the mucous membrane covering the white surface of our eye and the inner lining of the eyelids.
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Categories: Eye Health.