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Keratoconus – A disease that can blind

  The cornea is the clear outer layer of the eye (consisting of 5 individual layers) which acts to bend light to help focus it back onto the retina. It also acts as an important outer protective layer of the eye. Keratoconus is a progressive, degenerative disease of the cornea in which the cornea thins and bulges form a cone-like shape which causes distortion of vision and in severe cases, even perforation of the cornea. The name Keratoconus is derived from the []