The above video was from 2017’s EuCornea Medal Lecture by François Malecaze, MD, PhD. Although the development of keratoconus and progression are “mysterious” so that we are unable to pinpoint why the changes in the cornea occur, researchers know that keratoconus is an eye disease that affects many people worldwide.
Although many people view glasses and contact lenses as simply vision correction, eye doctors consider nearsightedness, farsightedness, irregular corneas, and practically any vision loss as a challenge to their profession. Discovering which treatment that stops any eye problem is an advancement in eye health & modern science. Aside from the unmet needs and future perspectives concerning pathophysiology, diagnosis, and treatment of keratoconus, Dr. Malecaze mentions that as far as keratoconus is concerned, scleral lenses and other specialty contact lenses are certainly treating the disease & allowing people to return to normal vision.