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Keratoconus

Combined OCT, Tomography Detects Keratoconus in Adolescents Better

Epithelial remodeling may precede changes to anterior corneal surface topography, and identification could enable earlier diagnosis, study finds.
June 12, 2024

Research Shows Merits of Genetic Testing in Keratoconus Even as Commercial Product Fails

In a confluence of events, a new paper documented the value of polygenic risk score assessment of ectasia patients at the same time that the AvaGen test exited the market.
May 22, 2024

Humidity May be Risk Factor for Keratoconus

After considering other environmental components, this was the only one that influenced prevalence of the condition in an ARVO study.
May 13, 2024

Manifest Refraction in KCN Patients Varies Notably Between Examiners

As this impacts corrected-distance VA and hence treatment decisions, clinicians need to consider ways to bring more consistency to their workups, study argues.
April 29, 2024

Tomographically Determined Keratoconus Found in One in 334 Kids

This high number was seen in an underserved minority pediatric population.
February 16, 2024

AS-OCT Helps Define Late Ectasia Post-PK

These corneas have a deeper anterior chamber, steeper graft-host interface angle and lower corneal thickness at the interface.
December 13, 2023

Novel Keratoconus Biomarker Performs with 98% Accuracy

Mean corneal stiffness may be used to discriminate between disease grades 2 and 3 and healthy controls, a small study finds.
November 17, 2023

Higher Prevalence of Keratoconus Found in Male ADHD Patients

Researchers think this may be due to heightened sensitivity in these individuals leading to more eye rubbing, though cause and effect couldn’t be determined.
November 14, 2023

Keratoconus More Common Among Black Patients

In state- and federally funded health insurance programs, this patient population had the highest prevalence rates.
November 14, 2023

New Procedure for Advanced KCN Reduces Risk

Bowman’s layer onlay is an epi-off transplant technique for advanced keratoconus.
November 9, 2023