Definitions for keratoconus
abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia
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.
Origin: From ( for cone).
U.S. National Library of Medicine
A noninflammatory, usually bilateral protrusion of the cornea, the apex being displaced downward and nasally. It occurs most commonly in females at about puberty. The cause is unknown but hereditary factors may play a role. The -conus refers to the cone shape of the corneal protrusion. (From Dorland, 27th ed)