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Who is at risk?

As there is such a large range of corneal-related conditions that patients may suffer from, there is a large variety of demographics that may be affected.

Anyone is at risk of developing a corneal infection, as this may be due to an injury received. However, individuals who wear their contact lenses overnight are at most risk of developing an infection.

For instance, Dry Eye is more common in women, particularly after menopause, but may also affect those who:

  • Habitually take antihistamines, nasal decongestants or anti-depressants.
  • Suffer from connective tissue disorders, such as rheumatoid arthritis

Conversely, the risk of developing Keratoconus is higher if you have certain inherited diseases or genetic conditions, such as Down syndrome. However, individuals with allergies, asthma, connective tissue disorders and some retinal diseases may also develop this condition. It is typically diagnosed during adolescence.

It is important to stress that there are a vast number of different disorders relating to the cornea, and if you are experiencing any discomfort or distorted vision of any kind you should seek medical assistance from your GP.

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