An Introduction to Corneal Disorders
Advances in the treatment of corneal diseases have been made in recent years. The introduction of collagen cross-linking has offered new options to patients with keratoconus, and advances in corneal transplantation with DMEK and DSAEK techniques have also improved the safety and outcomes for these patients.
Browse the content below, to see leading experts discuss the latest data in video interviews and short articles from our conference hub. You can also view the selection of peer-reviewed articles from our journals. If you’re looking to learn more about the impact of these developments on patient outcomes, our educational activities are a great resource.
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Corneal Disorders Content
An Update on Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment of Acanthamoeba Keratitis
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2022;16(2):72–5 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2022.16.2.72
Acanthamoeba is an opportunistic, unicellular, free-living protist with at least 25 species and 23 genotypes so far identified (on 18S rRNA sequencing).1 Organisms have a two-stage life cycle: metabolically active trophozoites and quiescent double-walled cysts. Both trophozoites and cysts are small, usually 15–50 µm in length for trophozoites and 5–30 µm for cysts.2 Exposure to stress results in […]
Neurotrophic Keratitis: A Review
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2022;16(2):67–71 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2022.16.2.67
Neurotrophic keratitis (NK), also referred to as neurotrophic keratopathy, is a rare disease characterized by trigeminal nerve dysfunction, leading to a reduction or loss of corneal sensation and subsequent degenerative changes in the cornea.1 Deterioration starts when spontaneous breakdown of epithelial cells and impaired surface-healing mechanisms increase susceptibility to corneal ulceration. Progressive thinning of these damaged […]
Ana Mercedes García-Albisua, ASCRS 2022: Bowman Layer Transplantation Using a Femtosecond Laser for Keratoconus
Keratoconus is characterized by the thinning of the cornea and irregularities of the cornea’s surface. In this touchOPHTHALMOLOGY interview with Dr Ana Mercedes García-Albisua (Hospital “Luis Sánchez Bulnes”, México City, México), a variation of the original manual Bowman layer transplantation technique is described. After the isolation of the graft, a stromal pocket is created using […]
Ana Mercedes García-Albisua, ASCRS 2022: Bowman Layer Transplantation Using a Femtosecond Laser: 3 Years Results
The aims, design and findings of the retrospective study evaluating the 3-year clinical outcomes of isolated Bowman layer transplantation using femtosecond laser as a treatment for patients with progressive keratoconus is discussed in this touchOPHTHALMOLOGY interview with Dr Ana Mercedes García-Albisua (Hospital “Luis Sánchez Bulnes”, México City, México) as well as how possible complications of […]
Paula Sepulveda-Beltran, ASCRS 2022: Clinical and Surgical Outcomes of Keratoplasty in Individuals That Received Rose Bengal Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy
The long-term clinical outcomes of Rose Bengal Photodynamic Antimicrobial Therapy (RB-PDAT) for infectious keratitis and the surgical outcomes of individuals that underwent keratoplasty after RB-PDAT is discussed in this touchOPHTHALMOLOGY interview with Dr Paula Sepulveda-Beltran (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL). RB-PDAT is a potential adjunct therapy for infectious […]
Corneal Cross-linking in Thin Corneas: From Origins to State of the Art
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2022;16(1):13–6 DOI: https://doi.org/10.17925/USOR.2022.16.1.13
Keratoconus is the most common corneal ectasia. It disproportionally affects children and adolescents and involves a focal weakening of the biomechanical integrity of the cornea.1 The disease typically manifests as a progressive thinning and bulging of the cornea, which causes the characteristic cone-like protrusions, resulting in increasing myopia, irregular astigmatism and ever-worsening quality of vision.1–3 Historically, the […]
Anders Behndig, ESCRS Winter 2022: Individualized Topography-guided Crosslinking for Keratoconus
Prof Anders Behndig (Umeå University Hospital, Umeå, Sweden) discusses the findings from his ongoing study comparing the efficacy, safety and healing phase of two different Customized Remodeled Vision (CuRV) crosslinking protocols for keratoconus. Questions Could you give us a brief overview of customized remodeled vision (CuRV) crosslinking protocols for keratoconus, and their advantages? 00:12-01:25 What […]
Daire Hurley, ESCRS Winter 2022: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Comparing Ultrathin Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty and Descemet Membrane Endothelial Keratoplasty
Dr Daire Hurley (Mater Misericordiae University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland) discusses the findings from his systematic review and meta-analysis comparing ultrathin descemet stripping automated endothelial keratoplasty and descemet membrane endothelial keratoplasty and explains the impact on clinical decision making for individual patients. Questions Could you give us a brief overview of Ultrathin Descemet Stripping Automated Endothelial […]
Bennie Jeng, AAO 2021: Developments in Keratoconus and Corneal Transplantation
We were delighted to catch up with esteemed Editorial Board member and chair of the AAO annual meeting programme committee, Bennie Jeng (University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA) about recent exciting developments in keratoconus and future directions of corneal transplantation. What have been the most exciting recent developments in keratoconus? (00:16) What […]
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