CXL Timing May Not Match QOL Need

Patients need improvement in quality of life before progression begins, research suggests.

New Stem Cell Therapy Might Regrow Stroma

This treatment presents a promising new option with successful outcomes and no need for donor tissue.

Keratoconus Surgery Stabilizes Vision

This microkeratome-assisted lamellar keratoplasty technique improved outcomes with minimal complications long-term.

MK Risk Elevated After Corneal Transplant

These patients had a graft infection rate of 4.77%, with gram-positive organisms being the main culprit.

GPs Remain Modality of Choice For KC

Study shows corneal flattening induced by lens wear.

Drainage Devices Successfully Lower IOP in PK Eyes

At least 70% of patients were controlled during the 10-year follow-up, while corneal grafts were not as lucky.

Scleral Lenses Reduce Post-op Astigmatism

Post-PK patients demonstrated improved visual acuity with this modality.

Heart to Heart

Concurrent keratoconus and systemic disease may, or may not, be connected.

AK Diagnosis: Don’t Stop at One PCR Assay

Sensitivity increased to 93.8% or 100% by combining two or three samples, respectively.

Donor Source Dictates PK Graft Survival

Younger age and higher endothelial cell count lead to better long-term optical graft survival.

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