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Controversies in the Management of Keratoconus

by Adel Barbara (Editor)

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Size: 14 MB


This book delves into the latest technologies available for rehabilitating visual acuity in patients with keratoconus and halting the progression of this challenging disease. With a range of treatment options currently in use, the goal is to improve patients’ quality of life. However, the multitude of available treatments has led to confusion among ophthalmologists regarding which procedures to perform, when to perform them, how to perform them, and which combinations of treatments to choose.

“Controversies in the Management of Keratoconus” addresses these challenges by presenting the commonly used treatment options for keratoconus, including collagen corneal cross-linking (CXL), intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS), phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), combined or non-combined with CXL, penetrating keratoplasty (PK), and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK). Each treatment option is discussed by multiple authors, providing different perspectives, approaches, and relevant clinical data. The aim is to present the various viewpoints and rationale behind each approach. Additionally, the editor contributes a chapter to shed light on navigating through these controversies.

This book will be of great interest to trainees and specialized ophthalmologists alike, serving as a valuable resource for understanding and managing the complex landscape of keratoconus treatment.


Product details

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07FL3QSNH
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Springer; 1st ed. 2019 edition (December 11, 2018)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ December 11, 2018
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English