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RESEARCH ARTICLE

Therapeutic Analysis in Patients with Keratoconus

Natalia Carvalho, Thaiane F Guerra, Cristiane F Moutinho, Françuilner S dos Santos, Renan A Miyashiro, Rosangela A Simoncelli, Pablo F Rodrigues, Bernardo K Moscovici

Keywords : Cornea, Corneal diseases, Corneal stroma, Corneal topography, Keratoconus

Citation Information : Carvalho N, Guerra TF, Moutinho CF, dos Santos FS, Miyashiro RA, Simoncelli RA, Rodrigues PF, Moscovici BK. Therapeutic Analysis in Patients with Keratoconus. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2019; 8 (2):40-42.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1184

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 22-02-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Aim: This study aimed at assessing the therapeutic decisions made by an individual keratoconus specialist in the last 10 years, to treat patients with keratoconus. Materials and methods: We studied a case series and the descriptive analysis of individual cases treated by a single keratoconus specialist. Medical records of 636 patients totaling 1271 eyes were evaluated based on the therapeutic procedure used. Results: For the treatment of keratoconus, the specialist chose expectant (only spectacles) in 22.3% of the cases, contact lenses in 39.3%, implantation of intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) in 27.7%, cross-linking in 0.9%, and penetrating keratoplasty in 8.5% of the cases. Conclusion: The keratoconus specialist preferred noninvasive therapeutic options to improve vision quality, such as spectacles and contact lenses. Clinical significance: Show the therapeutic preferences of a keratoconus specialist in order to compare with the daily practice.


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