Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as ceratoconus.
- n. 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.
- n. abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia
- From kerato- + conus (Latin for cone). (Wiktionary)
“A few years ago, Holcomb's vision had deteriorated to 20/500 from a degenerative eye condition called keratoconus, which makes the corneas bulge outward.”
“If in their cases, the area of corneal thinning were peripherally located as shown in Figure 1, diseases that would cause peripheral thinning (like pellucid marginal degeneration and Terrien's degeneration) should have been considered in the differential diagnosis instead of keratoconus, which is a disease of the central and para-central cornea. 2”
“Unbeknownst to fans, Holcomb had been battling a degenerative eye disease known as keratoconus, which causes the eye's cornea to bulge outward.”
“Rusty Williamson received a cornea in his right eye to fix a condition called keratoconus, which distorts vision and can cause blindness.”
“Doctors knew transplants were more likely to fail in people with HSV than in patients with other disorders, such as keratoconus, an abnormal steepening of the cornea.”
“Much of the U.S. credit goes to Holcomb, who contemplated retirement in 2007 because an eye disorder called keratoconus reduced his vision to 20/500.”
“Holcomb almost retired three years ago because of an eye disorder called keratoconus.”
“While I have never seen a reason given for his leaving Chicago Hope when he did, I suspect it had to do with his failing eyesight due to keratoconus.”
“High school student Sean Belahovick's vision started deteriorating to the point of being blind in one eye when it was discovered that he was suffering from keratoconus, a disorder in which the cornea begins to bulge out and turn conelike.”
“Because he had an eye disorder called keratoconus, the Park City, Utah, native was almost certain it was his first and last Games.”
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