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REVIEW ARTICLE

Treatment of Pellucid Marginal Degeneration

Abdelsattar N Farrag, Ahmed A Hussein, Shiji Ummar

Citation Information : Farrag AN, Hussein AA, Ummar S. Treatment of Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2017; 6 (2):87-91.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10025-1148

License: CC BY 3.0

Published Online: 01-12-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Purpose

To summarize the recent trends in the treatment of pellucid marginal degeneration (PMD) based on available published data.

Method and literature search

A PubMed search was conducted with combinations not limited to the following search terms: Pellucid marginal degeneration, Corneal ectasia, Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL), Intracorneal ring segments (ICRS), Contact lens, Keratoplasty in corneal ectasia. A review of the search results was performed and relevant articles to the topic were included.

Summary

Ophthalmologists have got a wide array of therapeutic modalities for the management of PMD. However, the key to optimal treatment is careful clinical assessment of patients and their visual requirements and tailoring the treatment to individual patients.

How to cite this article

Farrag AN, Hussein AA, Ummar S. Treatment of Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. Int J Kerat Ect Cor Dis 2017;6(2):87-91.


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