Management of advanced corneal ectasias
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AbstractCorneal ectasias include a group of disorders characterised by progressive thinning, bulging and distortion of the cornea. Keratoconus is the most common disease in this group. Other manifestations include pellucid marginal degeneration, Terrien's marginal degeneration, keratoglobus and ectasias following surgery. Advanced ectasias usually present with loss of vision due to high irregular astigmatism. Management of these disorders is difficult due to the peripheral location of ectasia and associated severe corneal thinning. Newer contact lenses such as scleral lenses are helpful in a selected group of patients. A majority of these cases requires surgical intervention. This review provides an update on the current treatment modalities available for management of advanced corneal ectasias.
All Author(s) ListMaharana P.K., Dubey A., Jhanji V., Sharma N., Das S., Vajpayee R.B.
Journal nameBritish Journal of Ophthalmology
Volume Number100
Issue Number1
PublisherBMJ Publishing Group
Place of PublicationUnited Kingdom
Pages34 - 40
LanguagesEnglish-United Kingdom

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