keratoconus keratoconus  /ˌkɛ rə tə ˈkoʊ nəs/

Definition(s):

  • (n) abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia

Usage(s):

  • Owing to keratoconus (conical cornea) I lost the majority of my vision at the age of 21.

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  1. "I have an eye condition called keratoconus that makes your eyeball go out of shape so you lose your focus and you can't see distances," Mundine said. "I've had it for the last three or four years, and anything over about five metres away, I...
    on Nov 1, 2007 By: Anthony Mundine Source: Sydney Morning Herald

  2. "There is some chance with LASIK that [keratoconus] might progress faster or progress when it might not have progressed had we not done surgery," David Rex Hamilton, MD, an ophthalmologist at the Jules Stein Eye Institute of UCLA, explained.
    on Nov 29, 2006 By: Jules C. Stein Source: News 14 Charlotte

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