Textbook on Keratoconus: New Insights

by Barbara Adel
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Author/Editor Barbara Adel
ISBN 9789350254042
Speciality Ophthalmology
DOI 10.5005/jp/books/11483
Edition 1/e
Publishing Year 2012
Pages 248
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The book “Textbook on Keratoconus New Insights” emphasize many new techniques in the diagnosis and management of keratoconus. It can be used as good reference to those who manage keratoconus. Complete theoretical and practical knowledge of keratoconus are explained in detail. This book is divided into three sections and twenty chapters. First section deals about the epidemiology, genetics and pathology of keratoconus. The second section mainly focuses on diagnosis of keratoconus and diagnostic tools. Corneal topography and Orbscan are popular devices used in the detection of keratoconus. Keratoconus can be diagnosed by several methods such as Scheimpflug imaging, wavefront analysis, artemis VHF digital ultrasound epithelial thickness profiles and ocular response analyzer. Best treatment methods for keratoconus including anterior lamellar keratoplasty, topographic guided photorefractive keratectomy, intraocular lens implantation, femtosecond laser corneal transplants and collagen corneal cross-linking and surgical options such as intracorneal rings, phakic intraocular lenses are discussed.

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