Scleral lenses are popular because of their excellent vision with improved comfort over cornea rigid gas-permeable contact lenses. Combined corneal collagen cross-linking and posterior chamber toric implantable collamer lens implantation for keratoconus. 2015 Jul. Int Ophthalmol Clin. American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 Annual Meeting. Background: Keratoconus (KC) causes visual disability in young adults. van Dijk K, Liarakos VS, Parker J, Ham L, Lie JT, Groeneveld-van Beek EA, et al. 48(7):3062-8. When exposed to ultraviolet A radiation, riboflavin produces oxygen free radicals that initiate the creation of new covalent bonds. Superoxide dismutase isoenzymes in the normal and diseased human cornea. To improve its early detection and compliance, improving the awareness of patients and their relatives is crucial. 2014 Jun. J Cataract Refract Surg 2014; 40:1013-20. 2015 Dec. 93 (8):767-73. Keratoconus and management 1. Corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and ultraviolet-A irradiation in patients with thin corneas. J Cataract Refract Surg 2012; 38:1559-67. Am J Ophthalmol 2011; 152:28-32. [Medline]. Soft lenses showed good efficacy for the treatment of mild-to-moderate keratoconus with newer designs improving visual performance such as customised hydrogel and novel pinhole lenses. 2015 Dec 16. Comparison of outcomes of lamellar keratoplasty and penetrating keratoplasty in keratoconus. 42 Online:e22-5. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2011; 249:1073-80. van Dijk K, Parker J, Tong CM, Ham L, Lie JT, Groeneveld-van Beek EA, et al. Management of KC has advanced during the last few years and still in progress. Although not often fully successful, they are an option for patients who (1) are intolerant to contact lenses, (2) have clear central corneas, (3) have corneas with a thickness of at least 400 µm, and (4) retain penetrating keratoplasty as a remaining option. In the clinical setting, various transepithelial riboflavin formulations using permeability enhancers show some penetration but not equal to standard protocol in comparative studies. [30, 31] UV-CXL has also been combined with same-day photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), [Medline].  Currently, DALK represents 10%-20% of all keratoconic transplants and 30% when hydrops are excluded. Corneal higher order aberrations: a method to grade keratoconus. When the duration of UV light exposure is reduced, intensity of treatment has to be increased in order to maintain the appropriate fluence. Patients with keratoconus who use contact lenses often have corneal abrasions, 2012 Sep. 90(6):e482-6. Keratoconus Management: Long-Term Stability of Topography-Guided Normalization Combined With High-Fluence CXL Stabilization (The Athens Protocol) Anastasios John … 2018. [Medline]. [Medline]. Available at http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/815184. Keratoconus Management What is Keratoconus? Cornea. 2016 Nov. 35 (11):1416-1420. [Medline]. In: François J., Brown S.I., Itoi M. (eds) Proceedings of the Symposium of the International Society for Corneal Research, Kyoto, May 12–13, 1978. Zamora KV, Males JJ. [Medline]. J Optom. [Medline]. A retrospective interventional case series study including a total of 33 keratoconus eyes (age 8 to 17 years) that had undergone ICRS (Keraring segments, Mediphacos) implantation was conducted. 2012 Jan. 153 (1):24-8. In 2014, van Dijk et al introduced the idea of an isolated Bowman layer inlay for eyes with advanced KC. Jaimes M, Ramirez-Miranda A, Graue-Hernández E, Navas A. Keratoconus therapeutics advances. Sorbara L, Dalton K. The use of video-keratoscopy in predicting contact lens parameters for keratoconic fitting. 2006; 22:539-45. [Medline]. 2011 Nov. 152(5):748-55. Waring GO IV. Hampton Roy, Sr, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Ophthalmology. Patients should avoid (vigorous) eye rubbing. 2018 Mar. Long-term results of combined transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy and corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus: Cretan protocol. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2005 Jun. Your ophthalmologist may also map your cornea’s surface using a special computer. Ophthalmology. [Medline]. One-Year Results of Simultaneous Topography-Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy and Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking in Keratoconus Utilizing a Modern Ablation Software. Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:1044-50. Guru Nanak Eye Centre, Maulana Azad Medical College,
1-8 Today, we have a broad and ever-increasing number of viable options including larger-diameter intralimbal corneal GPs, scleral lenses, hybrid lenses, and custom soft lenses. Acta Ophthalmol. [Medline]. 16(3):345-51. These bridge the amino groups of collagen fibrils, increasing the rigidity of corneal tissue. Addressing such problems may preclude increased scarring, which could necessitate PKP. Ophthalmology 2015; 122:909-17. 1961 Sep. 45(9):631. Eye Contact Lens. Keratoconus and related noninflammatory corneal thinning disorders. [Medline]. J Cataract Refract Surg. Evidence of oxidative stress in human corneal diseases. Am J Ophthalmol 2009; 148:744-751.e1. Share cases and questions with Physicians on Medscape consult. Keratoconus: I. Biochemical studies. Ferrari G, Iuliano L, Viganò M, Rama P. Impending corneal perforation after collagen cross-linking for herpetic keratitis. Arch Ophthalmol. [Medline]. Femtosecond laser-assisted lamellar keratoplasty (FSLK) for anterior corneal stromal diseases. Long-term outcomes in patients who received a corneal graft for keratoconus between 1980 and 1986. Tuwairqi WS, Sinjab MM. 1990 Apr. Hampton Roy, Sr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Pan-American Association of OphthalmologyDisclosure: Nothing to disclose.  Visual acuity results of DALK are similar if not slightly inferior to those of PKP in patients who do not have deep central corneal scarring. Tan DT, Ang LP. 20-MAY-2015, Accepted:
Cont Lens Anterior Eye. , Long-term studies are still needed to determine the success and adverse effects of UV-CXL, as well as the long-term biomechanical effect. In Keratoconus there is progressive thinning of the cornea and as a result the cornea develops a cone-like bulge and becomes distorted. Am J Ophthalmol. [Medline]. Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory, bilateral (but usually asymmetrical) disease of the cornea which results in progressive corneal steepening. To describe the past 20 years’ correction modalities for keratoconus and their visual outcomes and possible complications. Rabinowitz YS. Raiskup-Wolf F, Hoyer A, Spoerl E, Pillunat LE. 175:169-172. They are made from hydrophilic porcine scleral tissue, a collagen-based biocompatible material. 145 (4):611-617. 2009 Sep. 25 (9):S824-8. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Corneal abrasion associated with contact lens correction of keratoconus--a retrospective study. Dr. Mohd Najmussadiq Khan 2. Ophthalmology. J Cataract Refract Surg 2013; 39:1146–51. Visual loss occurs primarily from myopia and irregular astigmatism and secondarily from corneal scarring. 11 (2):93-108. Management of keratoconus: current scenario. All material on this website is protected by copyright, Copyright © 1994-2021 by WebMD LLC. Macsai MS, Varley GA, Krachmer JH. With this approval, the KXL UV-illumination system and the Photrexa and Photrexa Viscous riboflavin solutions (Avedro) became commercially available in this country. In majority of the reports, the combination of these techniques are associated with a significant improvement in respect to UDVA, improvement in keratometries and halting of KC progression. J Refract Surg 2011; 27:915–8. 13 (7):e0200704. Colin J, Malet FJ. Rathi VM, Mandathara PS, Dumpati S. Contact lens in keratoconus. ICRS has been found to be more successful in mild than in advanced disease. Cornea. Ophthalmology 2001; 108: 1409–14. Arch Ophthalmol. The CLAO journal : official publication of the Contact Lens Association of Ophthalmologists , 17 (1), pp. Higher order wavefront aberrations and topography in early and suspected keratoconus. 1994 Nov. 71(11):677-81. Based on the principle of the ‘hammock effect’, they redistribute the bio-mechanical stress and prevent further steepening of the cornea. PK and DALK remain as the last resort for management of advanced KC especially cases with scarring of descemet’s membrane post hydrops. The preferred treatment for progressive KC has shown a paradigm shift from contact lens fitting for as long as tolerated, followed by Penetrating Keratoplasty (PK) or Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK), to Ultraviolet-A (UV-A) induced collagen cross-linking (CXL) to stabilize corneal ectasia in the long term. 1988 Jun. Keratoconus treatment In the mildest form of keratoconus, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses may help. 2018. Classically, keratoconus is defined as a bilateral but typically asymmetric, non‐inflammatory corneal ectasia that is characterised by progressive thinning of the axial stroma.  Bowman layer transplantation usually improves 1-2 lines of visual acuity. [Medline]. 2015 Mar-Apr. 2001
Keratoconus occurs when your cornea bulges outward, causing vision problems. Although corneal RGPs do not retard disease progression, they serve to improve vision, a task often undermined by limited contact lens tolerability. Indian J Ophthalmol 2013; 61:425-7. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty as an alternative to penetrating keratoplasty a report by the american academy of ophthalmology. Ophthalmology. 2009 May. Yeung SN, Ku JY, Lichtinger A, Low SA, Kim P, Rootman DS. [Medline]. Keratoconus: classification scheme based on videokeratography and clinical signs. Patients with early to moderate KC and a preoperative thinnest pachymetry of at least 450µm (after epithelial debridement) can be considered for T-PRK, although some investigators have included patients with a minimum pachymetry of 300µm as well. New algorithms using computerized videokeratopgraphy have been devised which now allow the detection of forme fruste, subclinical or suspected keratoconus. 2 The aetiology of keratoconus is uncertain but is likely to be multifactorial, involving a combination of … Rocha and colleagues introduced the concept of ‘flash-linking’, whereby a new cross linking agent (polyvinyl pyrrolidone) is used instead of riboflavin and the UVA irradiation stage only takes 30 seconds at 4.2 mW/cm2, rather than the conventional 30 minutes at 3 mW/cm2. However, it is not recommended for ablations larger than 50µm. 15(2):139-46. J Cataract Refract Surg. Veerwal V, Jain P, Goyal JL, Arora R, Malhotra AManagement of Keratoconus: Recent Trends.DJO 2015;26:40-45, Veerwal V, Jain P, Goyal JL, Arora R, Malhotra AManagement of Keratoconus: Recent Trends.DJO [serial online] 2015[cited 2021 Jan 9];26:40-45. Rigid contact lenses and … Rocha KM, Ramos-Esteban JC, Qian Y, Herekar S, Krueger RR. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. /viewarticle/925390
Diagnosis can be made by slit-lamp examination and observation of central or inferior corneal thinning. Comparison of sequential vs same-day simultaneous collagen cross-linking and topography-guided PRK for treatment of keratoconus. [Medline]. Inflammatory molecules in the tears of patients with keratoconus. 25(4):448-53. Caporossi A, Mazzotta C, Baiocchi S, Caporossi T, Paradiso AL. Update on the keratoconus genetics. Due to post-operative pain and risk of complications that result from epithelial debridement, as well as the limitations of use of CXL in corneas thinner than 400 µm the concept of cross-linking with the epithelium remaining largely intact has been introduced. Surgically removing central nodular scars by shaving the corneal surface (superficial keratectomy with a blade or excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy) may improve contact lens tolerance, decrease the rate of associated corneal abrasions, and preclude the need for corneal transplant. 25(3):341-9. Vega-Estrada A, Alió JL, Plaza Puche AB, Marshall J. Outcomes of a new microwave procedure followed by accelerated cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus: a pilot study. [Medline]. Corneal collagen cross-linking: a review of 1-year outcomes. [Medline]. Torquetti L, Ferrara G, Almeida F, Cunha L, Araujo LP, Machado A, et al. Delivered into a manually dissected mid-stromal pocket, the graft was intended to (partially) restore the corneal anatomy, stabilize the corneal structure, flatten the surface, and arrest progression. Mathew JH, Goosey JD, Söderberg PG, Bergmanson JP. Methods using drops containing preservatives, such as benzalkonium chloride (BAC) pre-operatively to break the epithelial tight junctions, or use of riboflavin combined with EDTA, BAC and tris hydroxymethyl aminomethane to facilitate the penetration of riboflavin have been tried. Br J Ophthalmol. 12-JUN-2015, Published Online:
2017 Feb. 36 (2):131-137. Arch Ophthalmol. Contact Lens Spectrum® is the most respected source of clinical contact lens information for optometrists, opticians and ophthalmologists. Life expectancy in keratoconus. 1992 Oct. 76(10):590-1. 112(4):654-9. [Medline]. Alió JL, Shabayek MH. Ferenczy PA, Dalcegio M, Koehler M, Pereira TS, Moreira H, Luciane Bugmann M. Femtosecond-assisted intrastromal corneal ring implantation for keratoconus treatment: a comparison with crosslinking combination. Contact lens wear is often complicated by episodes of intolerance, allergic reactions (eg, giant papillary conjunctivitis), corneal abrasions, neovascularization, and other problems, sometimes leading to total intolerance. 2006 May. [Medline]. [Medline]. 2015 Oct. 38 (5):392. Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:1044. Keratoconus Keratoconus Management A structured approach to treating and billing. 1 It is the most common primary corneal ectasia with an estimated prevalence of 54 per 100,000. 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