The Next Phase of Keratoconus Treatment Explained
You are likely to see an increase in the number of patients with keratoconus seeking laser vision correction, according to Parag A. Majmudar, MD, associate professor, Cornea Service, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.
“I believe that topography-guided excimer laser ablation heralds the next phase of keratoconus treatment: improving the shape of the cornea and reducing patients’ sometimes crippling dependence on rigid or scleral contact lenses,” he noted in a recent article.
Dr. Majmudar continued: “We surgeons must explain to keratoconic patients seeking refractive correction that corrective surgery may not improve their visual acuity to 20/20 and eliminate their need for glasses or contact lenses; instead, we are trying to reduce their higher-order corneal aberrations so that they can wear spectacles or daily disposable soft contact lenses.”
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Majmudar P. Refractive surgery after CXL. Cataract & Refractive Surgery Today May 2018.