Definition of Keratoconus

1. Noun. Abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia.

Generic synonyms: Astigmatism, Astigmia

Definition of Keratoconus

1. Noun. (pathology) A degenerative non-inflammatory disorder of the eye in which structural changes within the cornea cause it to thin and change to a more conical shape than its normal even curve. ¹

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Medical Definition of Keratoconus

1. Cone-shaped cornea with the apex of the cone being forward. Also called conical cornea. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Keratoconus

keratitis nummularis
keratitis profunda
keratitis sicca
keratoconjunctivitis sicca
keratoconus (current term)
keratoderma blennorrhagica
keratoderma blennorrhagicum
keratoderma eccentrica
keratoderma plantare sulcatum

Literary usage of Keratoconus

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1. Text-book of Ophthalmology by Ernst Fuchs (1911)
"In keratoconus, the central part of the cornea very gradually and without ... keratoconus is a rare disease, which, as a rule, affects both eyes. ..."

2. The Practitioner by Gale Group, ProQuest Information and Learning Company (1888)
"(Journal de MM., June 17, 1888, p. 958.) Treatment of keratoconus.—At the Academy of Medicine at Paris M. Panas showed in M. ..."

3. Lectures on the Human Eye in Its Normal and Pathological Conditions by Adolf Alt (1880)
"keratoconus e cicatrice and staphyloma cornea. Since purulent keratitis, as has been above stated, mostly produces irritation or even inflammation of the ..."

4. A Text-book of the Diseases of the Small Domestic Animals by Oscar Victor Brumley (1921)
"keratoconus.—A cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea which does not become opaque. It results from a weakening of the cornea at its center and an increase in ..."

5. Diagnosis from Ocular Symptoms by Matthias Lanckton Foster (1917)
"keratoconus Sometimes we get a confused picture with the retinoscope in which ... keratoconus may be congenital, when it is apt to be associated with other ..."

6. Diseases of the eye and disorders of speech in childhood by Oskar Everbusch, Max Nadoleczny (1914)
"keratoconus This affection is more frequently unilateral than bilateral. ... The pupillary deviation in unilateral keratoconus is, according to E. ..."

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