Keratoconus Treatment

What is Keratoconus?

In keratoconus the cornea bulges forward and become thinner causing irregular astigmatism


Keratoconus is a progressive disease of the cornea shape and generally affects both eyes (usually one more than the other).   The underlying problem is weakness of the supporting collagen fibers in the cornea.   This makes the cornea structurally and biomechanically “weak”.    As a result, the cornea assumes a more conical shape with resultant irregular astigmatism or what is defined as an “irregular rugby ball shape”.

Keratoconus is a common disease and its incidence has been estimated for the age 10-44 at 1/1750 in white European and 1/440 in Asians.

Learn more about Keratoconus

What are the symptoms of keratoconus?
How does keratoconus affect vision?
What can happen if keratoconus is not treated?
How is keratoconus diagnosed?
How to stop Keratoconus?
How to treat Keratoconus?

Why choose Vincenzo Maurino for your keratoconus treatment?

Our TreatmentVincenzo Maurino has been a Consultant Eye Surgeon at Moorfields Eye Hospital with specialist expertise in cornea, lens and laser eye surgery since 2002 and has a wealth of expertise and experience in cornea diseases in general and keratoconus specifically. He is Professor of Corneal Surgery at the prestigious University “Tor Vergata” in Rome.  He has performed more than thirty thousand eye operations in his career and his results are second to none.   Due to his experience and expertise he can offer the widest choice of customised treatments to serve his patient best.