The Psychosomatics of An Eye Disease – Keratoconus

Do we have an attitude to the world that can cause changes in the structure of the cornea? Several published studies suggest that the answer is “yes”.

My own story was published in a local newspaper in Louisiana in 1986 with the title “Doctor Claims Aesthetic Realism Saved Vision” (see Alexandria Town Talk November 1986 in Appendix Erasing Scars: Herpes and Healing

The article documents how I was crushed with a diagnosis of keratoconus of the cornea in 1982 when applying for a position as an Ophthalmology resident. I was devastated by the fact that I had developed bilateral keratoconus in which the cornea thins and bulges affecting sight and possibly requiring one or two corneal transplants. Continue Reading…