39 (4):638-41. [Medline]. [Medline]. Surv Ophthalmol. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2007; 245:869-75. Modeling Corneal Oxygen with Scleral Gas Permeable Lens Wear. The genetics of keratoconus. However, it is not recommended for ablations larger than 50µm. 2018. An optic section of a keratoconic cornea shows corneal thinning. van Dijk K, Liarakos VS, Parker J, Ham L, Lie JT, Groeneveld-van Beek EA, et al. [Medline]. 2007 Jan. 33(1):69-74. [Medline]. Age-specific Incidence and Prevalence of Keratoconus: A Nationwide Registration Study. Corneal transplantation for keratoconus: a registry study. The outcome of corneal transplantation in infants, children, and adolescents. Critchfield JW, Calandra AJ, Nesburn AB, Kenney MC. Jaynes J, Weissman BA, Edrington T. Predicting scleral GP lens entrapped tear layer oxygen tensions. Kymionis GD, Portaliou DM, Kounis GA, Limnopoulou AN, Kontadakis GA, Grentzelos MA. Georgiou T, Funnell CL, Cassels-Brown A, O'Conor R. Influence of ethnic origin on the incidence of keratoconus and associated atopic disease in Asians and white patients. Sherif AM, Ammar MA, Mostafa YS, Gamal Eldin SA, Osman AA. A topographic "map" created by computer imaging of the eye's surface helps create individualised treatment plans. Weissman B, Chun MW, Barnhart LA. Eye Vis (Lond). [Medline]. [Medline]. Surgically removing central nodular scars by shaving the corneal surface (superficial keratectomy with a blade or excimer laser phototherapeutic keratectomy) may improve contact lens tolerance, decrease the rate of associated corneal abrasions, and preclude the need for corneal transplant. Filippello M, Stagni E, O’Brart D. Transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking: bilateral study. In: François J., Brown S.I., Itoi M. (eds) Proceedings of the Symposium of the International Society for Corneal Research, Kyoto, May 12–13, 1978. [Medline]. The characteristics of the most popular ICRS implants have been described in (Table 1). World J Ophthalmol 2013; 3:20-31. Sorkin N, Varssano D. Corneal collagen crosslinking: a systematic review. 11:241-251. [Medline]. Cornea. [Medline]. 2011 Jun. Carney, Leo G. & Lembach, Richard G. (1991) Management of keratoconus: Comparative visual assessments. All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar The originally developed Dresden Protocol is still most widely used, however, a number of variations to reduce the duration of treatment and to apply CXL in corneas thinner than 400µm have been tried. [Medline]. Changes in the quality-of-life of people with keratoconus. Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:1044. Options include the Visian Implantable Collamer Lens (ICL) and the Visian Toric ICL. Indian J Ophthalmol. Kymionis GD, Portaliou DM, Diakonis VF, Kounis GA, Panagopoulou SI, Grentzelos MA. Kelly TL, Williams KA, Coster DJ. 2007 Sep. 30(4):223-32. [Medline]. Niziol LM, Musch DC, Gillespie BW, Marcotte LM, Sugar A. Laser scanning in vivo confocal analysis of keratocyte density in keratoconus. Use of combined procedures and promising ongoing research in management of KC has acted as a catalyst for ophthalmologists all over the world to provide best possible visual outcomes to these patients. When exposed to ultraviolet A radiation, riboflavin produces oxygen free radicals that initiate the creation of new covalent bonds. Raiskup-Wolf F, Hoyer A, Spoerl E, Pillunat LE. Clinical outcomes of posterior chamber toric phakic intraocular lens implantation for the correction of high myopic astigmatism in eyes with keratoconus: 6-month follow-up. Rigid contact lenses and scleral gas-permeable lenses are the mainstay vision treatments for keratoconus. Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes thinning and reshaping of the cornea, the front part of your eye. 23-JUN-2015, Room S-6, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, With the potential to alter the natural history of KC and possibly even halt disease progression using methods like CXL and BL Transplantation and with the newly developed procedures to provide best possible optical outcomes to these patients, need for corneal transplant in KC may become a thing of the past. Please confirm that you would like to log out of Medscape. 1994 Nov. 71(11):677-81. 2012 Jun. When rigid contact lenses are no longer tolerated, some patients can maintain contact lens wear and usable visions with piggyback contact lenses or scleral contact lenses. In majority of the reports, the combination of these techniques are associated with a significant improvement in respect to UDVA, improvement in keratometries and halting of KC progression. The historic evolution of various techniques used to treat KC has shown tremendous advancement in the past decade. Gas-permeable scleral lenses should be made of the highest oxygen-transmissible (Dk) material, and the tear layer should not be excessive to minimize hypoxia. 20-MAY-2015, Accepted: Classification of posterior polymorphous corneal dystrophy as a corneal ectatic disorder following confirmation of associated significant corneal steepening. Author information: (1)School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia. Rabinowitz YS. [2,3] Currently, techniques for the management of KC can be classified into 3 types: Corneal strengthening techniques, Optical optimization techniques and Combined techniques. Abnormalities of the extracellular matrix in keratoconus corneas. Multiple criteria to consider the more suitable technique or treatment for any patient include refraction, age, degree of thinning, irregular astigmatism, and presence or absence of scarring. Keratoconus Management: Long-Term Stability of Topography-Guided Normalization Combined With High-Fluence CXL Stabilization (The Athens Protocol) Anastasios John … Barry A Weissman, OD, PhD, FAAO is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, California Optometric Society, International Society for Contact Lens ResearchDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. 32(2):211-7. Dr. Stark explained that the cause of the condition is multifactorial. 2018 Aug. 44 (8):1003-1011. Shimmura S, Tsubota K. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. In the clinical setting, various transepithelial riboflavin formulations using permeability enhancers show some penetration but not equal to standard protocol in comparative studies. [40] corneal melting, Corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and ultraviolet-A irradiation in patients with thin corneas. Intrastromal corneal ring segments implantation in patients with keratoconus: 10-year follow-up. [Medline]. 1984 Jan-Feb. 28 (4):293-322. Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:1044-50. J Cataract Refract Surg 2014; 40:1439-45. 15(2):139-46. News, 2010 [44, 45, 37], Currently, CXL treatment is most effective in patients with progressive keratoconus who are aged 16-40 years and have a minimum corneal thickness of 400 microns, a maximum keratometry of < 60D, and no other known corneal diseases. Arch Ophthalmol. 2013 Apr. Wollensak G, Spoerl E, Seiler T. Riboflavin/ultraviolet-a-induced collagen crosslinking for the treatment of keratoconus. Keratoconus Management What is Keratoconus? Ophthalmology. [Medline]. Intracorneal ring segments implantation followed by same-day photorefractive keratectomy and corneal collagen cross-linking in keratoconus. Request PDF | On Apr 1, 2015, Fernando Faria-Correia published MANAGEMENT OF KERATOCONUS | Find, read and cite all the research you need on ResearchGate [Medline]. Indian J Ophthalmol 2013; 61:425-7. According to the Bunsen–Roscoe law of reciprocity, the effect of a photochemical reaction is directly proportional to the total irradiation dose, regardless of how the combination of time and intensity are distributed. Bykhovskaya Y, Li X, Epifantseva I, Haritunians T, Siscovick D, Aldave A. 1994 Oct. 112(10):1368-74. Even though the results are encouraging, concern still exists regarding the predictability as well as the long-term effect of such an approach for the management of keratoconus. Keeping Eyes Safe From COVID-19: What Works? 2014 May. Disease Keratoconus is a degenerative non-inflammatory disease of th You just clipped your first slide! Lamellar changes in the keratoconic cornea. Cummings AB, McQuaid R, Mrochen M. Newer protocols and future in collagen cross-linking. The fluorescein pattern of a rather flat-fitted rigid contact lens on an advanced keratoconic cornea. Gupta PK, Stinnett SS, Carlson AN. Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments (ICRS). Reddy JC, Hammersmith KM, Nagra PK, Rapuano CJ. 2006 Apr. [Medline]. [29] and UV-CXL corneal epithelium intact (epi-on) or removed (epi-off) techniques. 3:2. JAMA Ophthalmol 2014; 132:495–501. [Medline]. Contemporary advances in contact lens designs and materials have significantly expanded the available fitting options for patients with corneal ectasia. 2015 Dec 16. Treatment of KC needs to be individualized. J Refract Surg. Ophthalmology 2015; 122:909-17. Int Ophthalmol 2014; 34:49-58. Am J Ophthalmol 2009; 148:744-751.e1. Ophthalmology 2004; 111:747–51. 2004 Apr. As the condition progresses, these may no longer provide the person with a satisfactory degree of visual acuity, and most practitioners will move to manage the condition with rigid contact lenses, known as rigid, gas-permeable, (RGP) lenses. Polymicrobial keratitis after a collagen cross-linking procedure with postoperative use of a contact lens: a case report. Busin M, Scorcia V, Zambianchi L, Ponzin D. Outcomes from a modified microkeratome-assisted lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus. 31(6):595-9. Piñero DP, Nieto JC, Lopez-Miguel A. 2017 Mar. [Medline]. When keratoconus develops, the cornea becomes thin and begins to bulge like a cone. Cornea. Am J Ophthalmol. Mannis MJ, Ling JJ, Kyrillos R, Barnett M. Keratoconus and Personality-A Review. With this approval, the KXL UV-illumination system and the Photrexa and Photrexa Viscous riboflavin solutions (Avedro) became commercially available in this country. Management of keratoconus: current scenario. Shallower than 60%, the effect may be lessened and the likelihood of a variety of ocular surface complications increased. Free radicals produced by photosensitising process catalyse a reaction resulting in formation of covalent bonds between the collagen molecules and microfibrils. 2012 Sep. 90(6):e482-6. Eye Contact Lens. [Medline]. Cornea. Ophthalmology. for: Medscape. J Cataract Refract Surg. Karen K Yeung, OD, FAAO is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of OptometryDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. 2003 Dec. 16 (4):607-20, vii. 2009 Sep. 25 (9):S824-8. They are made from hydrophilic porcine scleral tissue, a collagen-based biocompatible material. 2015 Jan. 29 (1):15-29. Genetics in Keratoconus: where are we?. Arch Ophthalmol. [Medline]. Fukuchi T, Yue BY, Sugar J, Lam S. Lysosomal enzyme activities in conjunctival tissues of patients with keratoconus. Cornea. [Medline]. Open Ophthalmol J. Surgery to improve visual acuity is elected when the best-corrected vision achieved with contact lenses or scleral lenses is worse than 20/40 or when contact lenses are no longer tolerated. Both Photrexa and Photrexa Viscous (in 20% dextran) topical ophthalmic solutions are used during various stages of the procedure with the electronic device (KXL System), which irradiates the solutions with ultraviolet A light after they have been applied to the debrided cornea. Labiris G, Kaloghianni E, Koukoula S, Zissimopoulos A, Kozobolis VP. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. Outcomes: Following BL transplantation, BSCVA typically improves by 1-2 lines, although BCVA usually remains unchanged. Leccisotti A. Corneal ectasia after photorefractive keratectomy. Visual loss occurs primarily from myopia and irregular astigmatism and secondarily from corneal scarring. 2 The aetiology of keratoconus is uncertain but is likely to be multifactorial, involving a combination of … Comparison of sequential vs same-day simultaneous collagen cross-linking and topography-guided PRK for treatment of keratoconus. Määttä M, Heljasvaara R, Sormunen R, Pihlajaniemi T, Autio-Harmainen H, Tervo T. Differential expression of collagen types XVIII/endostatin and XV in normal, keratoconus, and scarred human corneas. [Medline]. 2014 Aug. 92 (5):473-7. Furthermore, imaging technology, such as corneal topography …. 2011 Nov. 152(5):748-55. Traditionally, use of spectacles and rigid contact lenses has been the primary mode of treatment in early KC while keratoplasty has been the treatment of choice in advanced cases. Safety and efficacy of epithelium removal and transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus. Intacs for keratoconus. Transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus: qualitative investigation by in vivo HRT II confocal analysis. Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory, bilateral (but usually asymmetrical) disease of the cornea which results in progressive corneal steepening. 50(3):341-51. Contact lens wear is often complicated by episodes of intolerance, allergic reactions (eg, giant papillary conjunctivitis), corneal abrasions, neovascularization, and other problems, sometimes leading to total intolerance. 1988 Jun. Riboflavin acts as a photosensitiser as well as absorbs UV radiation to limit the depth of the treatment effect. 2012 Dec. 154 (6):922-926.e1. Mathew JH, Goosey JD, Söderberg PG, Bergmanson JP. 2016. Hampton Roy, Sr, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Ophthalmology, American College of Surgeons, Pan-American Association of OphthalmologyDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. 2007 Jan. 143(1):117-124. 42 Online:e22-5. Sorbara L, Dalton K. The use of video-keratoscopy in predicting contact lens parameters for keratoconic fitting. T-PRK allows shaping of the irregular cornea without addressing the progressive nature of the disease in KC. This website also contains material copyrighted by 3rd parties. (3)    Intrastromal rings, Intacs and Intacs-SK (Severe Keratoconus). The current technique involves the use of riboflavin (vitamin B2), which is exposed to a measured dose of longer wavelength UV-A radiation (370nm) at 3 mW/cm2 (5.4 J/cm2). 2007 Jul. Ophthalmology. Fontana L, Parente G, Tassinari G. Clinical outcomes after deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty using the big-bubble technique in patients with keratoconus. [Medline]. In the very early stages, spectacles lenses are an option, especially for patients who achieve 20/40 or … 1 It is the most common primary corneal ectasia with an estimated prevalence of 54 per 100,000. Your ophthalmologist may also map your cornea’s surface using a special computer. For many people, the cornea will become stable after a few years. Methods: A topography-guided partial photorefractive keratectomy treatment of maximum 30 mm over the thinnest cone area was applied initially followed by a 7 mm, 50 mm phototherapeutic keratectomy treatment to address epithelial removal. In a healthy eye, the cornea is clear and dome-shaped. Morphological changes in keratoconus: pathology or pathogenesis. [Medline]. J Cataract Refract Surg 2014; 40:1013-20. Presented November 16, 2013. The use of Intracorneal ring segments (ICRS), excimer laser , phakic intraocular lenses (IOLs) and evolvement of DALK techniques have all made significant contributions in providing effective treatment for all stages of KC. J Cataract Refract Surg 2012; 38:2167-83. Development of keratoconus after contact lens wear. Variation in the lysyl oxidase (LOX) gene is associated with keratoconus in family-based and case-control studies. J Refract Surg 2011; 27:189-94. Javadi MA, Motlagh BF, Jafarinasab MR, Rabbanikhah Z, Anissian A, Souri H, et al. Mandathara PS(1), Stapleton FJ, Willcox MDP. Cornea. J Cataract Refract Surg. Alió JL, Artola A, Ruiz-Moreno JM, Hassanein A, Galal A, Awadalla MA. PK and DALK remain as the last resort for management of advanced KC especially cases with scarring of descemet’s membrane post hydrops. Measurements of corneal stiffness using surface wave elastometry in ex vivo porcine eyes suggested that ‘flash-linking’ and conventional CXL may have a comparable effect. 25(4):109-13. Contact lens management of keratoconus. [32, 33] ICRS, Where have all the keratoconics gone?. Clin Experiment Ophthalmol. [Medline]. 2003 Sep. 26(3):139-46. There are 5 models available, each with variations in their curvature, radius, thickness and arc length, according to the effect to be achieved. 1961 Sep. 45(9):631. [Medline]. 108(4):534-8. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Kamiya K, Shimizu K, Kobashi H, Komatsu M, Nakamura A, Nakamura T, et al. 2008 Aug. 27(7):758-63. Hypo-osmolar riboflavin formulated with Dextran or Hydroxypropyl Methyl Cellulose has a low colloidal osmotic pressure (310mOsmol/L as compared to 402.7 mOsmol/L in isotonic riboflavin) and has been used to cause stromal swelling where stromal bed is less than 400µm thick. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 25(3):341-9. Alnawaiseh M, Rosentreter A, Eveslage M, Eter N, Zumhagen L. Changes in Corneal Transparency After Cross-linking for Progressive Keratoconus: Long-term Follow-up. [Medline]. 2018 Mar. This may result in blurry vision, double vision, nearsightedness, irregular astigmatism, and light sensitivity leading to poor quality-of-life. Excimer Laser: Traditionally, KC or its fruste form was considered a contraindication to keratorefractive surgery with excimer laser. Rabinowitz YS. As there are new modalities of treatment, it is better to say that there are traditional modalities and modern... Management of Keratoconus | Springer for Research & Development Sharma A, Nottage JM, Mirchia K, Sharma R, Mohan K, Nirankari VS. CXL aims to improve the intrinsic biomechanical characteristics of corneal stroma in order to stabilise progressive KC. Open Ophthalmol J 2009; 3: 77–81. The genetics of keratoconus. [Medline]. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) is becoming the preferred surgical option for keratoconic eyes without hydrops because of the avoidance of endothelial rejection, quicker heal time, and increased wound strength. [30, 31] UV-CXL has also been combined with same-day photorefractive keratectomy (PRK), Nonsurgical options such as spectacles and contact lenses (soft, rigid or scleral) in children are not always tolerated and often insufficient to obtain a satisfactory visual acuity. Han DC, Mehta JS, Por YM, Htoon HM, Tan DT. 1989 Oct. 107(10):1507-10. [51] Visual acuity results of DALK are similar if not slightly inferior to those of PKP in patients who do not have deep central corneal scarring. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 5:152. Alternatively, topography-guided conductive keratoplasty has been shown to be modestly effective in reshaping the cornea in keratoconic eyes, at least temporarily. J Refract Surg 2000; 16:438-43. Life expectancy in keratoconus. 2011 Feb 17. 2015. 2015:321953. The primary visual benefits, then, of BL transplantation may be: 1) to enable more comfortable CL wear by flattening the cornea into a more tolerable configuration; and 2) to permit continued CL wear into the future, by halting disease progression. Ophthalmic Surg Lasers Imaging. Contact lenses are the primary form of visual correction for patients with keratoconus. [Medline]. [18]. Keratoconus is the most common primary cornea ectasia, where the cornea undergoes structural changes, leading to loss of tissue integrity and vision loss. Disease Keratoconus is a degenerative non-inflammatory disease of the cornea where the central or paracentral cornea undergoes progressive thinning and steepening causing irregular astigmatism.Etiology Etiology … With mean follow-up of 11.3 months, intracorneal ring segments implantation improved UCVA and BCVA in the majority of the keratoconus patients. Long-term outcomes in patients who received a corneal graft for keratoconus between 1980 and 1986. Patients should avoid (vigorous) eye rubbing. Comparison of outcomes of lamellar keratoplasty and penetrating keratoplasty in keratoconus. ICRS has been found to be more successful in mild than in advanced disease. Results of photorefractive keratectomy in keratoconus suspects at 4 years. Sawaguchi S, Yue BY, Sugar J, Gilboy JE. 2003 Dec. 16(4):607-20, vii. [Medline]. Br J Ophthalmol. Therapies Corneal collagen cross-linking. Combined corneal collagen cross-linking and posterior chamber toric implantable collamer lens implantation for keratoconus. Rathi VM, Mandathara PS, Dumpati S. Contact lens in keratoconus. 2009 May. [Medline]. When keratoconus develops, the cornea becomes thin and begins to bulge like a cone. [Medline]. Vega-Estrada A, Alió JL, Plaza Puche AB, Marshall J. Outcomes of a new microwave procedure followed by accelerated cross-linking for the treatment of keratoconus: a pilot study. Diffuse lamellar keratitis after corneal crosslinking in a patient with post-laser in situ keratomileusis corneal ectasia. 7 (3):517-21. Alió JL, Shabayek MH. Literature shows that keratoconus is one of the most common indications for PK and the recipients have higher graft survival in keratoconus irrespective of whether the graft was same size or over sized [3] , [4] . Keratoconus Management What is Keratoconus? By means of this article, we aim to provide a summary of these recent trends in therapeutic options for the optimal management of keratoconus. [Medline]. Currently, there is no effective way to measure collagen turnover, so the stability of the collagen cross-links remains a concern. The current paradigm of care for keratoconus has shifted from not only correcting the vision but also slowing the disease process. Zadnik K, Barr JT, Edrington TB, et al. 2005 Nov. 24 (8):941-6. Two eyes in the study required repeat CXL, and one eye worsened. UV-CXL is the only procedure that is believed to slow the progression of keratoconus. 10 (10):e0141621. Acta Ophthalmol. Kymes SM, Walline JJ, Zadnik K, Sterling J, Gordon MO, Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus Study Group. Goodman A. Crosslinking safe in children, adolescents with keratoconus. 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