Keratoconus: Evaluation of Recent Trends in the Surgical and Nonsurgical Correction of Keratoconus

Michael W. Belin, W. Craig Fowler, Wiley A. Chambers

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Abstract

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
JournalOphthalmology
Volume95
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1988
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • contact lenses
  • epikeratoplasty
  • keratoconus
  • penetrating keratoplasty

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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