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What Causes Keratoconus?
The exact cause of keratoconus is not known but latest research suggests that the cornea becomes weakened due to imbalance of enzymes within corneal tissue. Young patients produce high level of free radicals which causes oxidative damage to the cornea in the absence of protective enzymes. This causes thinning and bulging of cornea.

Keratoconus also shows some genetic predisposition. It may transmit from parent to children and affect more than one family member. It is also associated with excessive eye rubbing as it is more common in allergic conjunctivitis patients who have itching and tend to rub their eyes very often. Other risk factors are overexposure to ultra violet rays, chronic eye irritation and improperly fit contact lenses.

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