MK Risk Elevated After Corneal Transplant

These patients had a graft infection rate of 4.77%, with gram-positive organisms being the main culprit.

GPs Remain Modality of Choice For KC

Study shows corneal flattening induced by lens wear.

Drainage Devices Successfully Lower IOP in PK Eyes

At least 70% of patients were controlled during the 10-year follow-up, while corneal grafts were not as lucky.

Scleral Lenses Reduce Post-op Astigmatism

Post-PK patients demonstrated improved visual acuity with this modality.

Heart to Heart

Concurrent keratoconus and systemic disease may, or may not, be connected.

AK Diagnosis: Don’t Stop at One PCR Assay

Sensitivity increased to 93.8% or 100% by combining two or three samples, respectively.

Donor Source Dictates PK Graft Survival

Younger age and higher endothelial cell count lead to better long-term optical graft survival.

Cross-linking Falls Short for Bacterial Ulcers

The treatment decreased odds of culture positivity by 60% and led to fewer perforations, but the outcomes weren’t statistically significant.

Scheimpflug Imaging Useful for KCN Staging

About 97% of keratoconus cases displayed a bright area on the map that corresponded to the cone location.

Pachymetry Detects, Distinguishes Between PMD and KC

Widefield OCT can pinpoint factors that were characteristic of each condition.

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Establishing a Partnership in the Effective Management of Patients With Diabetic Retinal Disease: Early Detection, Monitoring, and Timely Referral
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