"Keratoconus" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus,
MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure,
which enables searching at various levels of specificity.
A noninflammatory, usually bilateral protrusion of the cornea, the apex being displaced downward and nasally. It occurs most commonly in females at about puberty. The cause is unknown but hereditary factors may play a role. The -conus refers to the cone shape of the corneal protrusion. (From Dorland, 27th ed)
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more general than "Keratoconus".
Below are MeSH descriptors whose meaning is more specific than "Keratoconus".
This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Keratoconus" by people in the URMC Research Network by year, and whether "Keratoconus" was a major or minor topic of these publication.