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Definition of Keratoconus

Keratoconus: A cone-shaped cornea, with the apex of the cone being forward. Keratoconus causes distorted vision. Also known as conical cornea. Treatment of keratoconus depends on the severity of the condition. Treatment options include eyeglasses, rigid contact lenses, and corneal transplantation, and combinations of these.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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