Even in this modern era, an age of science and information, there are still no answers to all questions. One of the questions that remain unanswered is the disease keratoconus – an eye disease in which the cornea becomes increasingly thinner, resulting in a cone-shaped instead of a cap-shaped cornea. The result: significant decline in vision that might even deteriorate to blindness.
Numerous theories were raised with regards to the cause of the keratoconus. Certain studies indicate congenital causes, i.e. genetics that gives rise to the disease Other studies indicate acquired causes such as eye inflammation and chronic allergies in the eye, increased rubbing of the eyes, etc.