Patients With Down Syndrome May Have Keratoconus-Like Corneas Patients With Down Syndrome May Have Keratoconus-Like Corneas
Over 70% of people with Down syndrome (DS) - many more than previously thought - may have corneas similar in morphology to the corneas of people with keratoconus, a new study reports.Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Radiology Headlines - July 12, 2018 Category: Radiology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Keratoconus: More Common Than You Think Keratoconus: More Common Than You Think
New research finds that keratoconus may be five to ten times more common than previously thought. According to Dr Christopher Rapuano, early diagnosis is critical.Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 5, 2017 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

New keratoconus treatment may prevent need for corneal transplant
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Additional SEO Keywords cornea, corneal disease, keratoconus, keratoconus treatment, collagen cross-linking, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal cross-linking, SEO Meta Description Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a corneal transplant. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Cross-linking procedure can halt corneal changes, preserve vision Overview Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

New keratoconus treatment may prevent need for corneal transplant
Treatment TermsCorneal disease Additional SEO Keywords cornea, corneal disease, keratoconus, keratoconus treatment, collagen cross-linking, corneal collagen cross-linking, corneal cross-linking, SEO Meta Description Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a corneal transplant. Author MaryAnn Fletcher Sub-Title Cross-linking procedure can halt corneal changes, preserve vision Overview Corneal collagen cross-linking, an FDA-approved treatment for the eye disease keratoconus, can preserve vision and prevent the need for a...
Source: dukehealth.org: Duke Health News - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: mf205 at duke.edu Source Type: news

Accelerated Crosslinking Effective for Keratoconus Accelerated Crosslinking Effective for Keratoconus
Accelerated transepithelial corneal crosslinking safely and effectively treats progressive keratoconus, researchers reported.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - January 12, 2017 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Alternative to Corneal Transplant for Keratoconus Promising Alternative to Corneal Transplant for Keratoconus Promising
New 5-year data show that Bowman layer transplantation is a safe and effective alternative to corneal transplantation for keratoconus, but experts caution that only a niche population will benefit.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - October 26, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Corneal Crosslinking: Advancing the Treatment of KeratoconusCorneal Crosslinking: Advancing the Treatment of Keratoconus
Corneal transplantation has been the only curative treatment for progressive keratoconus until now. Drs Rapuano and Feldman discuss a newly approved treatment option that is available. Wills Eye Hospital (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - May 17, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Reader Poll: Corneal Crosslinking for Keratoconus Reader Poll: Corneal Crosslinking for Keratoconus
Corneal crosslinking has been available in Europe and throughout the world for a decade, and it is now available in the United States. Will you adopt this newly approved procedure for keratoconus? Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 28, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Reaching a Milestone in the Treatment of KeratoconusReaching a Milestone in the Treatment of Keratoconus
The recent approval of corneal crosslinking by the FDA is an important step forward in the treatment of keratoconus. Dr Roger Steinert offers commentary. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 21, 2016 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

FDA Approves Photrexa for Corneal Crosslinking in KeratoconusFDA Approves Photrexa for Corneal Crosslinking in Keratoconus
The riboflavin ophthalmic solution, once irradiated with ultraviolet A light, treats sight-threatening keratoconus with corneal collagen crosslinking. FDA Approvals (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - April 19, 2016 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Alert Source Type: news

Does CXL Reduce the Need for Transplants for Keratoconus?Does CXL Reduce the Need for Transplants for Keratoconus?
It has been proposed that crosslinking reduces the number of corneal transplants performed for keratoconus. However, Dr Rapuano sees holes in the data and stresses the need for better trials. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - December 22, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Neural Deficit Progresses After Collagen Crosslinking for KeratoconusNeural Deficit Progresses After Collagen Crosslinking for Keratoconus
Collagen crosslinking (CXL) treatment appears to halt the progression of keratoconus in young patients, but nerve disorientation persists, according to European investigators. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - November 20, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Keratoconus: An Inflammatory Disorder?Keratoconus: An Inflammatory Disorder?
Keratoconus has traditionally been classified as a non-inflammatory condition, but recent research may challenge that definition. Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - August 4, 2015 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Keratoconus: Effect on Cataract Surgery OutcomesKeratoconus: Effect on Cataract Surgery Outcomes
This review has lessons for when to use actual keratometry values and when to use standard keratometry values in the refractive correction of eyes with keratoconus. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Cataract Surgery Outcome in Eyes With KeratoconusCataract Surgery Outcome in Eyes With Keratoconus
A new study reports on the postoperative refractive outcomes in patients with keratoconus who underwent cataract surgery. What are the results? The British Journal of Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - March 28, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Performance of a New Hybrid Contact Lens for KeratoconusPerformance of a New Hybrid Contact Lens for Keratoconus
How does a new hybrid contact lens for patients with keratoconus compare with other contact lens options in terms of visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and subjective comfort? Eye & Contact Lens (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 20, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Reaching a Milestone in the Treatment of KeratoconusReaching a Milestone in the Treatment of Keratoconus
Approval of cross-linking by the FDA would be an important step forward in the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery. Dr. Roger Steinert offers commentary. Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - March 13, 2014 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Commentary Source Type: news

Bowman Layer Graft Strengthens Eyes With Keratoconus Bowman Layer Graft Strengthens Eyes With Keratoconus
Surgeons say they were able to lengthen the time that patients with keratoconus could wear contact lenses by grafting donor Bowman layers into the patients' corneas. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - February 25, 2014 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

Crosslinking Safe in Children, Adolescents With KeratoconusCrosslinking Safe in Children, Adolescents With Keratoconus
Almost 90% of younger patients with keratoconus progress after crosslinking procedures, suggesting that vigilant monitoring is needed in this age group. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - November 28, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

The Absence of Older Keratoconus PatientsThe Absence of Older Keratoconus Patients
Is there validity to the observation that there is a lack of older keratoconus patients? Medscape Ophthalmology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - June 24, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology Viewpoint Source Type: news

Two-Part Treatment Improves Outlook for KeratoconusTwo-Part Treatment Improves Outlook for Keratoconus
Surgeons in Mexico think they might have found a way to stabilize the corneas of patients with keratoconus, enabling them to see normally, without refractive correction. Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - April 25, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news

New Clinical Pathways for KeratoconusNew Clinical Pathways for Keratoconus
While recent advances in contact lens technology have benefited many patients with keratoconus, new interventions in its treatment have been developed and appear promising. Eye (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - April 17, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology Journal Article Source Type: news

Video: Keratoconus
Scleral contact lenses may be an alternative to surgery for many patients with keratoconus. (Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed)
Source: MayoClinic.com Full Feed - February 20, 2013 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking May Help With KeratoconusCorneal Collagen Cross-Linking May Help With Keratoconus
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) helps control keratoconus progression in all age groups, but it works best in adults under 40, new data suggest. Reuters Health Information (Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines)
Source: Medscape Ophthalmology Headlines - January 22, 2013 Category: Opthalmology Tags: Ophthalmology News Source Type: news