Controversies in the Management of Keratoconus

  • Adel Barbara

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Ramez Barbara, A. M. J. Turnbull, A. Malem, D. F. Anderson, P. Hossain, A. Konstantopoulos et al.
    Pages 1-16
  3. Igor Kaiserman, Sara Sella
    Pages 17-27
  4. David Smadja, Mark Krauthammer
    Pages 29-38
  5. Frederik Raiskup
    Pages 39-51
  6. David P. S. O’Brart
    Pages 53-74
  7. Leopoldo Spadea, Rita Napolitano, Emanuele Tonti, Vittoria De Rosa
    Pages 75-81
  8. Emilio A. Torres Netto, Sabine Kling, Farhad Hafezi
    Pages 83-86
  9. Cynthia J. Roberts
    Pages 109-115
  10. Cosimo Mazzotta, Miguel Rechichi, Marco Ferrise
    Pages 117-144
  11. Theo G. Seiler, Tobias Koller
    Pages 145-150
  12. Vasilios F. Diakonis, Mohammad Shehadeh
    Pages 159-165
  13. Arie L. Marcovich
    Pages 179-183
  14. Joseph Frucht-Pery, Denise Wajnsztajn
    Pages 201-220
  15. Alfredo Vega-Estrada, Jorge Alio del Barrio, Jorge L. Alio
    Pages 221-234
  16. Leonardo Torquetti, Guilherme Ferrara, Paulo Ferrara
    Pages 235-240
  17. Yonit Krakauer, Tova Lifshitz
    Pages 259-275
  18. Luba Rodov, Guy Kleinmann
    Pages 281-296
  19. Víctor Sergio Eguiza, Julia Martinez, Merce Morral, Óscar Gris, Daniel Elies, Míriam Barbany et al.
    Pages 297-307
  20. Jack S. Parker, Rénuka S. Birbal, Korine van Dijk, Maya Tong, Balamurali Ambati, Lamis Baydoun et al.
    Pages 317-325
  21. David P. Piñero Llorens
    Pages 327-342
  22. Adel Barbara, Paul R. Meredith, Ramez Barbara
    Pages 343-382
  23. Mayank A. Nanavaty, Ahmed Shalaby Bardan
    Pages 383-389
  24. Back Matter
    Pages 391-397

About this book


This book presents  new technologies which are available now for the rehabilitation of visual acuity in patients suffering from keratoconusand for arresting the progression of this frustrating disease. All these current treatment options in differing combinations aim to improve the quality of life of the patients and although successful, they are causing confusion for the ophthalmologists; what procedure to do and when? How to perform? Which combination of treatments to choose?

Controversies in the Management of Keratoconusprovidesthe widely used treatment options for keratoconus including collagen corneal cross –linking (CXL) covering  all the available techniques, intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) , phakic intra-ocular lenses (IOLs), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) combined or not with CXL penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty ( DALK). Each treatment is addressed by more than one author with different points of view in order to present the various approaches, the logic behind them and the most relevant clinical data available.A chapter by the editor tries to put some light on how to navigate among these controversies.

This book will be of interest to trainees as well as the specialized ophthalmologists.


Intrastromal Corneal Rings Photorefractive Keratectomy Corneal Cross-Linking Phakic Intra-Ocular Lenses PKP

Editors and affiliations

  • Adel Barbara
    • 1
  1. 1.Medical Director of IVISIONRefractive Surgery and Keratoconus Treatment CenterHaifaIsrael

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