Epithelial thickness mapping in the care of refractive surgery patientsCorneal epithelial thickness mapping may become an easy and objective tool in the diagnosis of biomechanically unstable corneas and perhaps a multitude of anterior segment disorders.
Quantifying ectasia risk after LASIKA preliminary analysis of a dataset containing more than 300,000 eyes treated with LASIK between 6 to 10 years ago is beginning to quantify some of the risks for ectasia.
Surgical pearls for CXL treatment of keratoconus, corneal ectasia
Surgical pearls for CXL treatment of keratoconus, corneal ectasiaOn the heels of the recent FDA approval of corneal collagen crosslinking, some surgical pearls are provided for the treatment of progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia.
Clinical implications of corneal cross-linkingNow that we have CXL , it is imperative for clinicians to incorporate new technologies that can help us achieve disease detection at the earliest clinical stage prior to onset of visual symptoms.
Binkhorst Lecture: Predicting, treating keratoconus in 2016The Binkhorst Lecture and Medal have been conferred since 1975 on “an individual whose career has made significant contributions to the science and practice of ophthalmology and established that person among the world’s most prominent ophthalmologists.”
Study identifies parameters that help diagnose ectatic diseaseTopometric and tomographic parameters helped researchers detect keratoconus in a study, but the integration of curvature and 3D analysis is needed to identify milder forms of ectatic corneal disease.
How corneal biomechanics affects keratoconus and ectasiaIn a landmark paper titled “Global consensus on keratoconus and ectatic diseases” published in the April 2015 issue of Cornea, Gomes et al sought to reach a consensus of the definition, concepts, clinical management, and surgical treatments of keratoconus and the family of corneal ectatic diseases.
Novel metric may determine ectasia riskUsing a new metric seems to be an easy way to determine a patient’s risk of developing ectasia after a refractive procedure, according to Marcony R. Santhiago, MD, PhD.
CXL with epithelial disruption safely and effectively treats ectasiaCorneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) with epithelial disruption appears to safely and effectively treat keratoconus or iatrogenic corneal ectasia, according to a study recently published in Eye. In fact, patients may tolerate the approach better than they tolerate the technique involving complete removal of the epithelium, say the authors, from the Corneoplastic Unit and Eye Bank of Queen Victoria Hospital in East Grinstead, UK.
Gas permeable contact lenses—special or not?When we discuss specialty lenses, most doctors think of multifocal or toric soft lenses. The overwhelming market share of contact lens fits are in soft lenses. However, there is a resurgence of use of gas permeable materials. This has been led by the introduction of scleral and semi-scleral gas permeable lenses.