Modern Management of Keratoconus

by Brian S Boxer Wachler

This is the much needed guide for ophthalmologists and patients who want to treat and understand about keratoconus a non-inflammatory, degenerative disease that compromises the structural integrity of the collagen matrix within the corneal stroma. The hallmark characteristic is the development of a localized, cone-shaped ectasia, bulge or hernia that is accompanied by thinning of the stroma in the area of the cone. This leads to increased irregular astigmatism which cannot be easily corrected and causes retinal image blur and poor visual acuity. This book brings a new understanding to treat this disorder. Previously hard contacts and cornea transplant used to be the only option to treat keratoconus but now a variety of options are available to both stabilize the disease and improve the eyesight. This is the most comprehensive publication on the latest advances in keratoconus treatments. It covers to define keratoconus and its causes and diagnose with clinical signs, corneal topography devices, and keratoconus after refractive surgery treatment such as C3-R, Intacs, Ferrara Rings, CK and penetrating keratoplasty, contact lenses, improving in corrected vision with vision ICL, Venisyse and PRK. This book provides a comprehensive list of scientific references from pre-reviewed journals. For opthalmologists and optometrists, these references are important for augmenting their fund of knowledge and helpful in understanding the background for keratoconus treatments.

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