Clinical SciencesAsymmetric Keratoconus Attributed to Eye RubbingJafri, Batool MD; Lichter, Henia MD; Stulting, R Doyle MD, PHDAuthor Information From the Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, Georgia. Received for publication July 9, 2003; accepted January 5, 2004. Reprints: Batool Jafri, MD, Emory Eye Center, Cornea Division, 1365 B Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA (e-mail: [email protected]). Cornea: August 2004 - Volume 23 - Issue 6 - p 560-564 doi: 10.1097/01.ico.0000121711.58571.8d Buy Metrics Abstract Purpose: To report a series of cases with asymmetric keratoconus attributed to eye rubbing, discuss its pathogenesis, and review the literature. Methods: Case reports and literature review. Results: A careful history obtained from 5 patients with asymmetric keratoconus revealed habitual eye rubbing of the more severely affected eye. Conclusions: Trauma, such as occurs with habitual eye rubbing, plays a role in the pathogenesis of keratoconus. © 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.