Keratoconus: Evaluation of recent trends in the surgical and nonsurgical correction of keratoconus

Michael W Belin, W. C. Fowler, W. A. Chambers

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Recent focus on the optical correction for 'contact lens failure' keratoconus patients has been in the use of epikeratoplasty as an alternative to penetrating keratoplasty. In a 2-year retrospective review of keratoconus patients, 33 were referred as 'contact lens failures' and as such might be considered candidates for surgical intervention. Of these, 29 patients (average keratometry, 50.4; range, 43-73) were successfully refitted with contact lenses. All patients obtained wearing times of 12 hours and achieved a visual acuity of 20/40 or better, with 85% realizing 20/30 or better. The data suggest that with concerted effort most keratoconus patients may be successfully refitted despite initial contact lens failure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)335-339
Number of pages5
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes


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  • Ophthalmology

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