1998 Jan-Feb. 42(4):297-319. Int Ophthalmol Clin 2013;53:91-101. J Cataract Refract Surg 2014; 40:1439-45. Keratoconus Management What is Keratoconus? Bahar I, Levinger S, Kremer I. Wavefront-supported photorefractive keratectomy with the Bausch & amp; Lomb Zyoptix in patients with myopic astigmatism and suspected keratoconus. [Medline]. 15(2):139-46. Sherif AM, Ammar MA, Mostafa YS, Gamal Eldin SA, Osman AA. Addressing such problems may preclude increased scarring, which could necessitate PKP. Baseline findings in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study. RGP lenses provide a good level of visual correction, but do not arrest progression of the condition. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty as an alternative to penetrating keratoplasty a report by the american academy of ophthalmology. 1976 Jul. Keratoconus treatment In the mildest form of keratoconus, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses may help. Changes in keratoconic corneas after intracorneal ring segment explantation and reimplantation. 2012 Sep. 90(6):e482-6. Ophthalmol Clin North Am. Keratoconus was one of them, because management frequently involved eyeglass remakes, several contact lens prescriptions, rigid contact lenses that displaced and caused discomfort and, for the optometrist, historically Outcome of Keratoconus Management: Review of the Past 20 Years' Contemporary Treatment Modalities. Corneal specialists have adopted new techniques and … In: François J., Brown S.I., Itoi M. (eds) Proceedings of the Symposium of the International Society for Corneal Research, Kyoto, May 12–13, 1978. [Medline]. Surgical care is recommended when the best corrected visual acuity achieved with contact lenses is worse than 20/40 vision or when contact lenses and scleral lenses are no longer tolerated. Long-term outcomes in patients who received a corneal graft for keratoconus between 1980 and 1986. Management of progressive keratoconus with partial topography-guided PRK combined with refractive, customized CXL – a novel technique: the enhanced Athens protocol Anastasios John Kanellopoulos 1, 2 20-MAY-2015, Accepted:
Labiris G, Kaloghianni E, Koukoula S, Zissimopoulos A, Kozobolis VP. Woodward MA, Blachley TS, Stein JD. 2018:7314308.  continual progression of keratoconus, J Refract Surg 2012; 28:787-93. [Medline]. Dienes L, Kiss HJ, Perényi K, Nagy ZZ, Acosta MC, Gallar J, et al. 2008 May. Arch Ophthalmol. Part II. 1990 Apr. [Medline]. 25(3):341-9. Hampton Roy, Sr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Pan-American Association of OphthalmologyDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. Magnitude and orientation of Zernike terms in patients with keratoconus. J Cataract Refract Surg. Literature shows that keratoconus is one of the most common indications for PK and the recipients have higher graft survival in keratoconus irrespective of whether the graft was same size or over sized  ,  . 1994 Nov. 71(11):677-81. [Medline]. Buddi R, Lin B, Atilano SR, Zorapapel NC, Kenney MC, Brown DJ. ICRS does not halt the progression of keratoconus but may somewhat improve the unaided visual function of the patient after the disease is stable. Am J Ophthalmol. Filippello M, Stagni E, O’Brart D. Transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking: bilateral study. 2006 Sep. 113 (9):1633-8. UV-CXL is the only procedure that is believed to slow the progression of keratoconus. Jafri B, Li X, Yang H, Rabinowitz YS. 2000 Aug. 14 ( Pt 4):625-8. http://www.medscape.com/resource/cornea-external-disease, You are being redirected to
 endothelial cell density loss, Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory, bilateral (but usually asymmetrical) disease of the cornea which results in progressive corneal steepening. 33(3):112-8. A topographic "map" created by computer imaging of the eye's surface helps create individualised treatment plans. Kenney MC, Chwa M, Atilano SR, Tran A, Carballo M, Saghizadeh M. Increased levels of catalase and cathepsin V/L2 but decreased TIMP-1 in keratoconus corneas: evidence that oxidative stress plays a role in this disorder. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 1992 Oct. 76(10):590-1. Your ophthalmologist may also map your cornea’s surface using a special computer. Itoi M. (1979) Management of Keratoconus. 2018 Mar. 2014 May. Sarezky D, Orlin SE, Pan W, VanderBeek BL. Methods: A topography-guided partial photorefractive keratectomy treatment of maximum 30 mm over the thinnest cone area was applied initially followed by a 7 mm, 50 mm phototherapeutic keratectomy treatment to address epithelial removal. Inflammatory molecules in the tears of patients with keratoconus. Eur J Ophthalmol 2012; 22 Suppl 7:S81-8. Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes thinning and reshaping of the cornea, the front part of your eye. Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:1044. An in vivo confocal microscopy study. 46(3):823-32. Computerized videokeratography is also useful in detecting early keratoconus and allows following its progression. [Medline]. van Dijk K, Liarakos VS, Parker J, Ham L, Lie JT, Groeneveld-van Beek EA, et al. 2015. 2006 Aug. 17(4):349-55. Cornea. https://profreg.medscape.com/px/getpracticeprofile.do?method=getProfessionalProfile&urlCache=aHR0cHM6Ly9lbWVkaWNpbmUubWVkc2NhcGUuY29tL2FydGljbGUvMTE5NDY5My10cmVhdG1lbnQ=. J Optom. Rathi VM, Mandathara PS, Dumpati S. Contact lens in keratoconus. Available at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/815184. Ophthalmology 2011; 118:209-18. Ophthalmology. As the irregular astigmatism advances, rigid gas contact lenses provide better visual acuity for moderate to advanced keratoconus. Scleral and hybrid lenses provide good visual acuity and comfort for keratoconic patients previously intolerant to … It is characterised by para-central corneal thinning and ectasia so that the cornea takes the shape of a cone. 2014 Feb. 30 (2):80-7. When rigid contact lenses are no longer tolerated, some patients can maintain contact lens wear and usable visions with piggyback contact lenses or scleral contact lenses. [Medline]. These bridge the amino groups of collagen fibrils, increasing the rigidity of corneal tissue. J Cataract Refract Surg. This practitioner also helps to establish the appropriate clinical conditions and timing of surgical intervention, should this become necessary. [Medline]. 2015. 1961 Sep. 45(9):631. CXL aims to improve the intrinsic biomechanical characteristics of corneal stroma in order to stabilise progressive KC. 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