keratoconus


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Noun1.keratoconus - abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eyekeratoconus - abnormal cone-shaped protrusion of the cornea of the eye; can be treated by epikeratophakia
astigmatism, astigmia - (ophthalmology) impaired eyesight resulting usually from irregular conformation of the cornea; common in nearsighted people
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ker·a·to·co·nus

[MIM*148300]
n. queratocono, deformidad de forma cónica de la córnea.
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The US Food and Drug Administration has granted orphan drug designation for IVMED-80, for the treatment of keratoconus, US-based biopharmaceutical company iVeena Delivery Systems said.
It has been reported that considering corneal topography in combination with corneal wavefront aberrations when diagnosing keratoconus may result in higher detection rates.
KEY WORDS: Keratoconus, Corneal collagen cross-linking; Bandage contact lens, Corneal re-epithelialization, Allergic conjunctivitis.
Keratoconus affects 1/300 Asians and 1/2000 Caucasians.
Slit-lamp biomicroscopic sign Vogt's striae, Fleischer's ring, stromal thinning, and stromal scarring and keratometric findings of irregular mires consistent with diagnosis of keratoconus were recorded for each subject.
For patients and physicians, Wachler, an ophthalmologist who specializes in Keratoconus treatment, and Lipner, a medical writer, outline the use of Holcomb C3-R for Keratoconus and other conditions that cause the cornea to be weakened, as an alternative to cornea transplant, as well as how the technology can treat difficult corneal infections and autoimmune diseases that affect the cornea, and help reduce vision fluctuations in patients following radial keratotomy.
Factors associated with corneal scarring in the collaborative longitudinal evaluation of keratoconus (CLEK) study.
The Company's advanced cross-linking technology makes the treatment of keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia safer, faster, and more comfortable, while also making possible an entirely new cross-linking procedure, Lasik Xtra[R], which restores the cornea's biomechanical integrity following the creation of the LASIK flap and/or excimer laser ablation during LASIK or PRK.
Since keratoconus is an ectatic disease affecting both the anterior and posterior corneal surfaces, there might be changes in corneal endothelial cell number and morphology, especially in advanced stages of the disease.
Introducing the 28-lens Zenlens DX set, B+L highlighted that scleral lenses are an invaluable tool for correcting issues such as keratoconus and keratoglobus.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the safety and efficacy of transepithelial corneal collagen cross linking (TE-CXL) with modified riboflavin and accelerated UVA irradiance in thin corneas with pachymetry less than 400 microns at thinnest point, untreatable by epithelium off corneal collagen cross linking(CXL) in adult Pakistani population with progressive keratoconus.
Corneal biomechanical properties will be used as biomarkers for in-depth diagnosis of keratoconus and ectasia risk, And to provide accurate estimates of intraocular pressure in glaucoma diagnosis.