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Can an eye infected with keratoconus burst somehow?

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Dr. Matheson Harris
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Not an infection

Keratoconus is not an infection, but a hereditary degeneration of the cornea, which causes the cornea to thin out and become warped (irregular astigmatism).
Rarely, it can become so thin that minor trauma can cause it to rupture.

In brief: Not an infection

Keratoconus is not an infection, but a hereditary degeneration of the cornea, which causes the cornea to thin out and become warped (irregular astigmatism).
Rarely, it can become so thin that minor trauma can cause it to rupture.
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: No

Keratoconus is a problem with the structural integrity of the cornea (the window at the front of the eye).
It is not an infection. Keratoconus can break down if extreme and could actually erode through if it gets infected. This is very rare however. Since keratoconus is slow in evolution, you should by now be looked at by a corneal specialist who can help you through this.

In brief: No

Keratoconus is a problem with the structural integrity of the cornea (the window at the front of the eye).
It is not an infection. Keratoconus can break down if extreme and could actually erode through if it gets infected. This is very rare however. Since keratoconus is slow in evolution, you should by now be looked at by a corneal specialist who can help you through this.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Dr. William Trattler
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery

In brief: No

While eyes with keratoconus can become thin, I have never heard of one bursting or rupturing spontaneously.
Of course - with trauma - there is a risk.

In brief: No

While eyes with keratoconus can become thin, I have never heard of one bursting or rupturing spontaneously.
Of course - with trauma - there is a risk.
Dr. William Trattler
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