Is this keratoconus?

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    Abstract

    The ability to detect early keratoconus and subsequently monitor the cornea for the progression of disease has become an important clinical skill in recent years. This is because the management of keratoconus has significantly changed following the introduction of corneal cross‐linking to halt progression.1 The earlier the keratoconus progression can be stopped, the better the vision‐related quality of life for these mostly young patients. Conversely, missing a diagnosis of early keratoconus in patients seeking refractive surgery can have significant consequences if ectasia subsequently develops.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)114-115
    Number of pages2
    JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
    Volume46
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - Mar 2018

    Keywords

    • keratoconus
    • early keratoconus
    • corneal cross‐linking
    • cornea
    • refractive surgery
    • ectasia

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