Keratoconus

Annular Dark Shadow Assessment Useful in Diagnosing Keratoconus

The height of the finding was significantly correlated with keratoconus severity, study shows.
11/28/2022

Epithelial Variability Most Useful in KC Progression

Differences in minimum and maximum epithelium points seem to be independent of changes in the maximum keratometry and the thinnest pachymetric point of the cornea.
11/17/2022

Posterior Segment Alterations Identified in Early-stage Keratoconus

Affected eyes had impaired vasculature, suggesting that the disease might be better considered a collagen disease not limited to the cornea.
11/02/2022

Keratoconus Patients May See Improvement with Scleral Lens Wear

A recent study reported an increase in mean nerve length and optical density after six months without intrastromal corneal ring segments.
10/28/2022

Epithelial Pattern Can Help Identify Early Keratoconus

Ectatic eyes displayed greater differences, even in forme fruste presentations of the condition, in a recent study.
10/14/2022

Keratoconus May Be Caused by Eye Rubbing, But That Isn’t All

Newly associated characteristics also contributing to development or worsening include sleep positioning and smoking history.
09/30/2022

OCT Map Patterns Can Diagnose Keratoconus with Accuracy

Routine use in suspects might reveal subclinical cases, study suggests.
06/16/2022

Unilateral CXL an Acceptable Alternative in Certain Scenarios

With close monitoring of the non-progressing fellow eye, this approach is safe and effective.
06/07/2022

OCT Highly Accurate in Measuring Corneal Astigmatism in Keratoconus

Study suggests this option may offer greater precision than Scheimpflug imaging.
06/06/2022

Relatives of Keratoconus Patients Have Increased Disease Risk

As this can influence refractive surgery outcomes, researchers emphasized the importance of screening for family history of KCN.
06/03/2022

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