Epidemiology of keratoconus

Indian J Ophthalmol. 2013 Aug;61(8):382-3. doi: 10.4103/0301-4738.116054.


Prevalence of keratoconus is variable in different parts of the world. Environmental and ethnic factors and the cohort of patients selected for such studies may explain the wide variation in the reported rates. Family history, gender differences, asymmetry in the two eyes, association with ocular rubbing, and natural history of disease are discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Female
  • Geography
  • Humans
  • India / epidemiology
  • Keratoconus / epidemiology*
  • Male
  • Prevalence
  • Risk Factors