Keratoconus

Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment

  • Jorge L. Alió

Part of the Essentials in Ophthalmology book series (ESSENTIALS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Pierre Fournié, Stéphane D. Galiacy, François Malecaze
      Pages 7-12
    3. Ramez Barbara, Andrew M. J. Turnbull, Parwez Hossain, David F. Anderson, Adel Barbara
      Pages 13-23
    4. Trevor Sherwin, Salim Ismail, I-Ping Loh, Jennifer Jane McGhee
      Pages 25-41
    5. Luca Buzzonetti, Paola Valente, Gianni Petrocelli
      Pages 43-49
  3. Diagnostic Tools in Keratoconus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 51-51
    2. Francesco Versaci, Gabriele Vestri
      Pages 53-63
    3. Michael W. Belin, Renato Ambrósio Jr.
      Pages 65-75
    4. Renato Ambrósio Jr., Fernando Faria Correia, Michael W. Belin
      Pages 77-85
    5. Francisco Cavas-Martínez, Ernesto De la Cruz Sánchez, José Nieto Martínez, Francisco J. Fernández Cañavate, Daniel García Fernández-Pacheco
      Pages 87-102
    6. Francisco Cavas-Martínez, Ernesto De la Cruz Sánchez, José Nieto Martínez, Francisco J. Fernández Cañavate, Daniel García Fernández-Pacheco
      Pages 103-128
    7. Francisco Cavas-Martínez, Pablo Sanz Díez, Alfredo Vega Estrada, Ernesto De la Cruz Sánchez, Daniel García Fernández-Pacheco, Ana Belén Plaza Puche et al.
      Pages 129-139
    8. FangJun Bao, Brendan Geraghty, QinMei Wang, Ahmed Elsheikh
      Pages 141-150
    9. Dan Z. Reinstein, Timothy J. Archer, Marine Gobbe, Raksha Urs, Ronald H. Silverman
      Pages 151-166
    10. Giuliano Scarcelli, Seok Hyun Yun
      Pages 167-173
  4. The Clinical Profile of Keratoconus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 175-175
    2. Alfredo Vega Estrada, Pablo Sanz Díez, Jorge L. Alió
      Pages 177-184
  5. Therapeutic Tools in Keratoconus

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 185-185

About this book

Introduction

As a degenerative disorder of the eye, keratoconus can cause substantial distortion of vision, with multiple images, streaking, and sensitivity to light all reported by patients. Keratoconus: Recent Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment updates ophthalmologists about the innovations that have occurred within the last decade, discussing the diagnostic imaging techniques that have been developed for keratoconus diagnosis, understanding of how examination techniques are related to the evolution of keratoconus, and how to indicate the different therapeutic tools that have been created for keratoconus over the last several years.

Additionally, fundamentals for new diagnostic elements, based on the mathematical, physical and biomechanical data are analyzed in depth for a better understanding of the essential diagnostic steps for the clinician to guide patients towards the most adequate therapeutic tool in the case. Modern keratoplasty techniques, assisted by femtosecond lasers or other devices, are also covered and these techniques, along with the emerging conservative treatments, have added to more precise control of the evolution of the disease.

Keywords

collagen crosslinking corneal graft surgery corneal topography intracorneal ring segments keratoconus

Editors and affiliations

  • Jorge L. Alió
    • 1
  1. 1.Keratoconus Unit Department of Refractive SurgeryVissum AlicanteAlicanteSpain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-43881-8
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2017
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-43879-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-43881-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1612-3212
  • Series Online ISSN 2196-890X
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