Sizing Up Keratoconus: The Roles of Topography and Tomography

Three different imaging modalities serve their own purposes for diagnosing and monitoring this condition.

Tomographically Determined Keratoconus Found in One in 334 Kids

This high number was seen in an underserved minority pediatric population.

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.

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.

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