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Keratoconus (also known as “conical cornea”) is a degenerative disease of the eyes that manifests itself as a gradual degradation of the cornea into a more conical form than the typical eyeball.
This condition can cause extreme nighttime vision distortion, sensitivity to light, itching, “ghost” images and some distortion of daytime vision. The etiology of this condition is not fully understood, though it’s known that proteases break down many of the keratin bonds in Bowman’s layer of the cornea, causing a relaxation of the tissues.
In most patients with keratocornea, the degradation will “settle” at a degree that can be corrected by glasses. In 25% of patients, however, corneal transplant may be called for, in order to allow nighttime vision and increased sight during the day.
Diseases of the Eye: Number One. Moorfields Manchester Institute of Ophthalmology, The Medical Illustration Department, pre-1950.
Poliosis is the decrease or absence of melanin in head hair, eyebrows, or eyelashes. Poliosis of the eyelashes has been described in several ophthalmic conditions, including blepharitis, sarcoidosis, sympathetic ophthalmia, herpes zoster, Vogt-Koyanagi-Harada (VKH) syndrome, vitiligo, and tuberous sclerosis.
Surgery to extract a human botfly larva from the eye socket of a 5-year old boy in Honduras. Such infestation is extremely rare, relatively harmless and easily extracted.