Textbook on Keratoconus: New Insights

by Adel Barbara

The book “Textbook on Keratoconus New Insights” emphasize many new techniques in the diagnosis and management of keratoconus. It can be used as good reference to those who manage keratoconus. Complete theoretical and practical knowledge of keratoconus are explained in detail. This book is divided into three sections and twenty chapters. First section deals about the epidemiology, genetics and pathology of keratoconus. The second section mainly focuses on diagnosis of keratoconus and diagnostic tools. Corneal topography and Orbscan are popular devices used in the detection of keratoconus. Keratoconus can be diagnosed by several methods such as Scheimpflug imaging, wavefront analysis, artemis VHF digital ultrasound epithelial thickness profiles and ocular response analyzer. Best treatment methods for keratoconus including anterior lamellar keratoplasty, topographic guided photorefractive keratectomy, intraocular lens implantation, femtosecond laser corneal transplants and collagen corneal cross-linking and surgical options such as intracorneal rings, phakic intraocular lenses are discussed.

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Book Detail

Editor
1. Barbara Adel
Editor's Affiliation
1. Hadassah Optimal, Refractive Surgery Centre of Hadassah Hospital, Haifa Branch, Israel; National Center for the Treatment of Keratoconus; Society of Refractive Surgery in Israel
ISBN
9789350254042
Speciality
Ophthalmology
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11483
Edition
1/e
Publishing Year
2012
Pages
224
Book Type
Reference

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