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Keratoconus Spotlights

FDA Trial Data Positive for Corneal Collagen Crosslinking

Ophthalmology Times Meeting E-News

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President Proposes New Outlook on Keratoconus - BCLA newsletter

Be kind to Keratoconics’ was the take-home message from the BCLA’s annual presidential Address, held in London last month, when President Chris Kerr argued that contact lens practitioners should take a holistic and conservative approach to managing patients with Keratoconus.

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Tuesday, 29 May 2007

Virginian Pilot
Cornea transplant recipient says 'Thank You Alison'
Virginian Pilot, VA - 1 hour ago
It was keratoconus, a progressive thinning and curvature of the cornea. The disease often affected teenagers and young adults. ...

Thursday, 24 May 2007

Soft CLs show promise
Optician Online, UK - 25 minutes ago
Custom-designed soft contact lenses can improve vision for patients with keratoconus and in the long-term offer hope of non-surgical treatment instead of ...
Thursday, 24 May 2007

Custom-designed contact lenses improve vision in keratoconus patients
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - 1 hour ago
Keratoconic patients may be able to avoid surgical treatments for the disease with the help of custom-designed soft contact lenses, according to a press ...
Wednesday, 23 May 2007

Several factors can influence astigmatic changes after PK suture ...
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - 1 hour ago
Differences in donor-recipient trephine diameters, as well as underlying primary diagnoses such as keratoconus, can lead to unexpected astigmatic changes ...
Wednesday, 16 May 2007

Royals believe this could be year
Sarasota Herald-Tribune, FL - 1 hour ago
Four years ago, he was diagnosed with keratoconus, a degenerative disease of the cornea in both eyes and was going blind. About 11/2 years ago, ...

Tuesday, 15 May 2007

Corneal topography differs dramatically before and after ...
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - 1 hour ago
... smoothing effect), may explain the discrepancy between anterior and posterior topographic elevations seen in eyes with early keratoconus, he said. ...


Sunday, 13 May 2007

BBC News
'Why my race has meant donor delays'
BBC News, UK - 1 hour ago
Asian people are more likely to need a cornea transplant because of keratoconus, a debilitating disease which usually affects both eyes, causing worsening ...

Friday, 11 May 2007

OCT can aid pre-LASIK keratoconus screening, researcher says
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - 1 hour ago
Ocular coherence tomography can be a useful tool for preoperatively detecting keratoconus or forme fruste keratoconus in patients undergoing LASIK, ...


Friday, 04 May 2007

Leading Researchers Explore the Applications of Adaptive Optics ...
Market Wire (press release) - 47 minutes ago
In the near future, this research may equally benefit patients that suffer from keratoconus by allowing doctors to simulate and pre-test the visual effects ...

Thursday, 03 May 2007

Keratoconus patients are more likely to have psychiatric disorders ...
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - 5 hours ago
SAN DEIGO ? Patients with keratoconus are significantly more likely to have mental disorders than patients without the condition, according to a surgeon ...
Wednesday, 02 May 2007

Refractive keratectomy with vector planning for keratoconus ...
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - May 1, 2007
For the study, Dr. Alpins and colleagues George Stamatelatos, BScOptom, retrospectively tracked 45 patients with mild or forme fruste keratoconus who ...
Monday, 30 April 2007

Stromal keratoplasty offers surgical alternative for stromal ...
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - Apr 29, 2007
He reported outcomes for three patients who underwent the procedure for keratoconus. "With stromal keratoplasty, we first create a disc, we use a laser to ...


Thursday, 26 April 2007

Mumbai, India offers world's First Permanent Eye Treatment for ...
India eNews.com, India - Apr 25, 2007
Keratoconus (cone shaped cornea) is not an uncommon eye condition in India. India extrapolated statistics reveal that over 5 lakh people suffer from this ...
 Wednesday, 11 April 2007

A Change in Focus
Syracuse Post Standard,

NY - Apr 11, 2007
Glaucoma and another eye disease, keratoconus, had stolen her left eye's vision several years before. But suddenly, she couldn't see from either eye. ...

Monday, 09 April 2000

Plastic inserts help him see again
Electric New Paper,

Singapore - 17 hours ago
Finally, the 42-year-old found out he had keratoconus, a condition which, until recently, could only be treated with a cornea transplant.

Friday, 06 April 2007

Palestinian Girl Gets Gift of Vision
Arabisto.com, FL - Apr 5, 2007
Dr. Jay Adlersberg from ABC News aired the video and discussed her condition, ?Ahlem's disease, known as Keratoconus, is one of the most common reasons for ...
Thursday, 05 April 2007

Helping a young girl see again
7Online.com, NY - Apr 5, 2007
Ahlem's disease, known as Keratoconus, is one of the most common reasons for the 40000 cornea transplants done in this country every year. ...

Thursday, 29 March 2007

NMC highest in cornea donations
Newton Kansan, KS - Mar 29, 2007
They can be used to improve sight for people with various ocular disease disorders or injuries, such as corneal dystrophy and keratoconus, a cone-shaped ...
Tuesday, 20 March 2007

Can we count on you?
Asian Image, UK - Mar 20, 2007
Asian people are more likely to need a cornea transplant because of keratoconus, a debilitating disease which usually affects both eyes, causing worsening ...
Tuesday, 20 February 2007

Cornea transplant in focus
Trade Arabia, Bahrain - 55 minutes ago
Corneal transplantation is indicated in patients with keratoconus, corneal opacities, corneal degeneration and dystrophy, corneal ulcers and corneal ...
Monday, 19 February 2007

Bismarck Business People
Bismarck Tribune, ND - 6 hours ago
Dr. Brian Beattie, an optometrist at Dakota Eye Institute, recently attended the inaugural Global Keratoconus Congress in Las Vegas. ...
Monday, 12 February 2007

DALK effective for numerous corneal pathologies, longitudinal ...
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - Feb 12, 2007
Most cases ? 58 eyes ? had keratoconus, while six eyes had herpes simplex keratitis, five had corneal stromal dystrophy, two had stem cell failure with ...
Friday, 09 February 2007

Measurement of corneal hysteresis provides useful information to ...
OSN SuperSite (subscription), NJ - Feb 9, 2007
"While both CH and CRF were around 10 mm Hg in normal and unoperated eyes, in keratoconus and post-LASIK eyes, CH was about 8 mm Hg and CRF was about 7 mm ...
Friday, 09 February 2007

Contact lens with a skirt?
9NEWS.com, CO - Feb 8, 2007
No one had diagnosed Nelson with keratoconus, a distorted and thin cornea. He was devastated and worried he'd be blind for good. Dr. Larry Spivack, a Denver ...
Thursday, 08 February 2007

Advances in contact lenses offer more choices
9NEWS.com, CO - Feb 8, 2007
Nelson has a condition called keratoconus. It?sa degeneration of the cornea that causes distortion and eventually the loss of correctible vision. ...
Wednesday, 07 February 2007

New York Times
Kildow Sheds a Label and Wins a Silver
New York Times, NY - Feb 6, 2007
Staudacher had cornea transplant surgery in June 2005 to treat a problem known as keratoconus, a thinning and bulging of the cornea that distorts vision. ...
Tuesday, 06 February 2007

Alpine skiing: Paerson defends her gold medal in super-G
International Herald Tribune, France - Feb 6, 2007
Several years ago, he developed an eye problem known as keratoconus, which involves the stretching and bulging of his cornea into a cone shape. ...
Sunday, 04 February 2007

FVA wrestling
Appleton Post Crescent, WI - Feb 4, 2007
Bobier suffers from Keratoconus in his left eye, a genetic eye disease that creates a bulging of the cornea. The 103-pounder aggravated the cornea when he ...
Monday, 29 January 2007

Latest in LASIK
Ivanhoe Broadcast News, FL - Jan 29, 2007
Generally, anyone with advanced rheumatoid arthritis, keratoconus, or active herpes simplex of the cornea may not be good candidates for LASIK. ...
Wednesday, 24 January 2007

New test sees ocular diseases
Medical Laboratory World, UK - Jan 24, 2007
A fast and simple diagnostic system that can detect specific markers for ocular pathologies, such as conjunctivochalasis and keratoconus, with the use of a ...
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