Tomographic Parameters for the Detection of Keratoconus: Suggestions for Screening and Treatment Parameters

Tomographic Parameters for the Detection of Keratoconus: Suggestions for Screening and Treatment Parameters

Author Belin, Michael W. Google Scholar
Villavicencio, Ovette F. Google Scholar
Ambrosio, Renato R. Autor UNIFESP Google Scholar
Institution Univ Arizona
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Abstract Tomographic corneal evaluation has added significantly more information in the evaluation of the ectatic cornea. Additional information from the posterior cornea and a full corneal thickness map in addition to anterior corneal analysis has increased the ability to identify early and subtle corneal changes. Although these newer examination modalities have increased our sensitivity in refractive screening, problems still persist when attempting to assure treatment trials (such as collagen cross-linking) for early disease are performed to an appropriate patient population. This article will review past and present diagnostic capabilities with a particular emphasis on refractive screening and early treatment studies and stress the limitations of our current diagnostic ability when it comes to diagnosing early ectatic change.
Keywords Tomography
Topography
Keratoconus
Refractive surgery
Collagen cross-linking
Screening
Diagnosis detection corneal ectasia
Language English
Date 2014-11-01
Published in Eye & Contact Lens-science and Clinical Practice. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, v. 40, n. 6, p. 326-330, 2014.
ISSN 1542-2321 (Sherpa/Romeo, impact factor)
Publisher Lippincott Williams & Wilkins
Extent 326-330
Origin http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/ICL.0000000000000077
Access rights Closed access
Type Review
Web of Science ID WOS:000344936400002
URI http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/38425

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