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Can keratoconus cause headaches ?

I have keratoconus. Is it possible to cause headaches? What are the side effects of keratoconus ?
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  • Jeff


    Yes, it has been reported that some patients feel headache because of his keratoconus. When people suffer from keratoconus, they don't know or don't pay enough attention to have their vision corrected with eyewear. In order the see clearly, they tend to strain and crane their head, and squint. As a result, they end up afflicted by headache which is caused by consistent straining and intense tension. The side effects of keratoconus include: 1.Blurry vision -The patient may be unable to focus without prescription glasses or content lenses. 2.Poor night vision.-The patient's eyesight gets worse at nights. 3.Impaired visual acuity. Patients have lower visual acuity than normal people. 4.Photophobia in some cases- The patient may be sensitive to light. 5.Itchiness and eye strain. The patient may keep squinting for a long time leading to eye stress.
  • William


    It is possible for you to get headaches because you have keratoconus. Your cone thinning of the cornea is the central forward. The keratoconus belongs to one of the main serious eye problems which often cause highly irregular myopic astigmatism and different degrees of visual impairment, without inflammation. It is often happened among women around the age of youth. That kind of women should take care of it. The early symptom is with refractive error. That is myopia which can be corrected by the eyeglasses. Sometimes your eyes will be itchy which you will feel not comfortable. You should take care of your eyes and treat this eye disease as soon as possible.
  • cabanaboy01


    Well, no, generally speaking, it will not lead to headache. So you do not need to worry about it. In common, the cornea has a dome shape, like a ball. However, the structure of the cornea is just not strong enough to hold this round shape and the cornea bulges outward like a cone. At this moment, we can say this condition as keratoconus. And generally speaking, when it occurs, the changes to the cornea can make it impossible for the eye to focus without eyeglasses or contact lenses. And in most cases, a corneal transplant may be needed to restore vision if the condition is severe. And for the symptoms, blurry vision, double vision can be possible. anyway, just pay more attention to it.