Keratoconous

Thinking outside the cone: Over, above standard approachAll of these cases scenarios, which are an everyday occurrence in my practice, demonstrate my desire to take every patient to emmetropia despite the “so-called” complexity of the cases.
7 strategies for fitting keratoconus patientsTry these seven strategies to improve your keratoconus contact lens fitting and offer better outcomes to your patients.
Performing femtosecond laser-assisted keratoplasty for keratoconusA retrospective study evaluating outcomes in patients with keratoconus found that when compared to femtosecond laser-enabled keratoplasty (FLEK), femtosecond laser deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (FsDALK) had similar overall visual and refractive outcomes with a statistically significant lower overall graft rejection rate.
Epi-on CXL: Safe, effective option for treating thin corneasPatients with thin corneas as the result of keratoconus, ectasia following LASIK, or pellucid marginal degeneration can safely undergo epithelial-on collagen crosslinking with pulsed UV light and achieve visual benefits from the procedure.
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.
Treating refractive error with corneal cross-linking
Treating refractive error with corneal cross-linkingAfter much anticipation and a long wait for both clinicians and patients in need, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved corneal cross-linking (CXL) in mid April. This procedure is globally considered the only method of halting the progressive family of diseases called corneal ectasias, including keratoconus.
Keratoconic eye experience with a long-arc intrastromal corneal ringLong-arc ICRS were developed to meet the needs of patients with nipple-type keratoconus. However, new study findings suggest they may also help to improve visual acuity and regularise the cornea in patients with all types of keratoconus.
Endothelial keratoplasty on the rise in northwestern ItalyEndothelial keratoplasty has become increasingly common in northwestern Italy, paralleling a rise in the demand for corneal surgery, researchers said.
Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatment
Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatmentThe same photoactivation process used in collagen cross-linking for keratoconus can kill bacteria without the need for the oxygen responsible for the biomechanical effects, potentially pointing toward better treatments for keratitis, according to Olivier Richoz, MD, PhD.
Validating long-term toric IOL performanceFive years of experience with the Rayner T-flex aspheric IOL show it to be a safe, highly effective long-term method of correcting the widest possible range of sphere and cylinder errors in pseudophakic patients with pre-existing corneal astigmatism.