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.

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.

Keratoconus More Common Among Black Patients

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

New Procedure for Advanced KCN Reduces Risk

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

Long-term Outcomes of DALK Superior to PK for Keratoconus

The former procedure resulted in fewer adverse events—such as ocular hypertension and endothelial cell loss—at 10- and 20-years post-op.

New Stress-Strain Index for Scheimpflug Camera Detects Keratoconus Well

Corneal stiffness was consistently lower in these patients than in healthy corneas.

Combining Two Parameters Helps Define KC Progression

Study shows combinations such as KMAX and front astigmatism led to worse population consistency and higher variability than KMAX with pachymetry.

Epithelial and Total Corneal Thickness Measures Help Identify Keratoconus

However, no single OCT parameter in a new study could confidently detect subclinical cases, suggesting that a combination of data may be necessary in early disease.

Atopy Could Lead to Keratoconus in Children with High Myopia

New study further links eye rubbing with the ectatic disease, manifested here as a response to longstanding systemic allergy.

Accelerated CXL Gets Good Marks While Reducing Procedure Time

This still-investigational approach showed significant functional and tomographical improvement 4.5 years after treatment.

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