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Cornea condition & general issue

I Happened to visit an general eye checkup and was asked to undergo a pentacam test for "keratoconus". I was told that i have keratoconus on both the eyes. The right eye condition is severe when compared to the left eye.

Since i am 40 years. I was told that there is nothing to worry as keratoconus condition does not worsen after a certain age.

The doctor told me that after 6 months/1 year we can test again and then decide what to do.

I have 2 Questions - how can i be sure how severe is my condition. does this cause blindness or can this be corrected using laser surgery?

Also, I have also been told to wear glasses and this is my prescription. can anyone tell me how bad is my condition. I have never worn glasses before

OD:
Distance: Sph +0.75 ; Cyl: -2.25; Axis: 65
Near: Spl: 1.0

OS:
Distance: Sph +00.00 ; Cyl: -1.00; Axis: 115
Near: Spl: 1.0

Now, i don't understand these terminologies. Can someone explain this to me?

Thanks for your time
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177275 tn?1511755244
That glasses RX corrects for a small amount of myopia and a small to medium amount as astigmatism in your eye. It says nothing about what your vision is with or without the glasses; it says nothing about the health of your eye. The glasses RX is not typical of K-conus.  Would suggest you see an eye MD ophthalmologist that specializes in corneal disease to determine if you have K-conus.  
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Hi John,

Thanks for the respone.

The doctor told me that - K-conus usually does not progress after 35. Hence i dont have to worry. I was subjected to a series of tests and was asked to visit him again after 6 months so that he can determine if my condition has worsened.

I have the reports with me. However i dont know how to interpret the results.
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177275 tn?1511755244
1. Be sure the 'eye doctor" is an Eye MD ophthalmologist ideally specializing in cornea.
2. If you have questions about his/her reports make a list and call their office
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