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Diagnose Early, Stop Progression, Rehabilitate Vision The new mantra of keratoconic care is: Diagnose early, Stop progression, Rehabilitate vision. Currently, in the stop progression category, there is only 1 FDA approved treatment to stop progression of keratoconus, corneal crosslinking (CXL)....
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) has increasingly become the hot topic of nearly every conversation amongst corneal experts around the globe. When effective, the procedure provides the best opportunity for arresting or slowing the ectatic progression of the irregular cornea....
We all realize that vision starts with our tear film. It is the first refractive surface that is involved with the eventual focus of light on to the retina. Interest in the impact of the ocular surface on vision and...
The 2 most common questions I hear on a daily basis in the CLEI Center for Keratoconus are: Is my keratoconus getting worse? Do/Will I need a cornea transplant? Clearly, these concerns are on the minds of many patients affected...
There is nothing more maddening as a specialty contact lens practitioner than being 100% certain that the fit and Rx are correct and watching the patient fail because the lens surface clouds faster than a bathroom mirror. For years...
Corneal infections still keep me awake at night and I am sure I am not alone. While most infections can be successfully treated using a topical antibiotic and close monitoring, some require culturing for pathogen identification and treatment specificity. Standard...
We have all heard and likely used an amniotic membrane for anterior segment disease management in practice at some point in our careers, and if you have yet to handle a membrane, what an intimidating and yet exhilarating experience...
Statistics regarding keratoplasty rates for keratoconus typically are quoted to be somewhere between 10% and 25%, however, it seems that rates significantly vary between countries and ranges from 16% in Canada to 47% in Italy (Fasolo et al. 2006)....
The most common form of dry eye disease is evaporative disease. The most common cause of evaporative dry eye is meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD). MGD may be triggered by skin disorders such as Acne Rosecea, blepharitis, microbial infection and ocular...
The mantra of modern keratoconus management is: diagnose early, stop progression, rehabilitate vision. There are a number of diagnostic instruments that are used to diagnose and monitor keratoconus. The corneal topographer is one such instrument and essentially it maps out...
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