Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Same as ceratoconus.

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  • 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.

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

Etymologies

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From kerato- +‎ conus (Latin for cone).

Examples

  • Unbeknownst to fans, Holcomb had been battling a degenerative eye disease known as keratoconus, which causes the eye's cornea to bulge outward.

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  • Unbeknownst to fans, Holcomb had been battling a degenerative eye disease known as keratoconus, which causes the eye's cornea to bulge outward.

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  • 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

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  • Unbeknownst to fans, Holcomb had been battling a degenerative eye disease known as keratoconus, which causes the eye's cornea to bulge outward.

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  • Rusty Williamson received a cornea in his right eye to fix a condition called keratoconus, which distorts vision and can cause blindness.

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  • Unbeknownst to fans, Holcomb had been battling a degenerative eye disease known as keratoconus, which causes the eye's cornea to bulge outward.

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  • 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.

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  • Unbeknownst to fans, Holcomb had been battling a degenerative eye disease known as keratoconus, which causes the eye's cornea to bulge outward.

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  • Unbeknownst to fans, Holcomb had been battling a degenerative eye disease known as keratoconus, which causes the eye's cornea to bulge outward.

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  • 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.

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