Culturing, Biopsy Complementary Tools for Diagnosing Infectious Keratitis

Using just one method will miss about 30% of time, study says. Combining them, if feasible, improves your odds greatly.

Black Race, Smoking, Insurance Type Associated With Repeat Keratoplasty

Overall rate of second surgeries was 17% at five years.

OCT Map Patterns Can Diagnose Keratoconus with Accuracy

Routine use in suspects might reveal subclinical cases, study suggests.

One in Five Patients Has Low-Grade Corneal Guttata Post-DMEK

However, the condition had minimal to no effect on the clinical outcomes of the procedure in this study.

Study Identifies Risk Factors Linked to Worse Outcomes in Scleritis Patients

Older age and Black race were among the characteristics associated with poor visual acuity.

Unilateral CXL an Acceptable Alternative in Certain Scenarios

With close monitoring of the non-progressing fellow eye, this approach is safe and effective.

OCT Highly Accurate in Measuring Corneal Astigmatism in Keratoconus

Study suggests this option may offer greater precision than Scheimpflug imaging.

Relatives of Keratoconus Patients Have Increased Disease Risk

As this can influence refractive surgery outcomes, researchers emphasized the importance of screening for family history of KCN.

Reduced HOAs Post-CXL Linked to Better Binocular Performance

These patients with keratoconus saw a significant improvement in stereoacuity post-treatment.

Accelerated CXL May Be More Beneficial in Pediatric Keratoconus

Improvements in visual acuity were observed among children followed for three years post-treatment.

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