Vigorous rubbing of eyes and family history of keratoconus may increase risk of developing keratoconus. One out of ten may present with positive family history.
Existence of some diseases can also raise keratoconus chances. These include:
Keratoconus is mainly genetic but also affected by behavioral and environmental factors. If you have a keratoconus family history, the genetic factors increase the risk of developing keratoconus. In keratoconus, damage to the collagen fibres may occur due to lack of antioxidant activity.
Keratoconus is an eye disease that can be progressive. The doctor will plan your treatment once diagnosis is established. The best way to prevent further development of keratoconus is to follow the recommended treatment protocol and get regular eye examinations.
Yes, keratoconus is a progressive disease and with C3R Therapy, keratoconus progression can be managed but can’t be reversed.