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
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 […]
Bennie Jeng, AAO 2021: Cornea Update
It was a pleasure to speak with our 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 the impact of DSAEK, DMEK and DALK, and other emerging therapies for persistent corneal epithelial defects. Questions: What impact have descemet stripping […]
A Review of Treatment for Herpes Zoster Keratitis
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(2):43-45
Varicella zoster virus is a double-stranded DNA herpesvirus that resides dormant in the sensory nerve ganglia after primary infection of varicella/chicken pox. While primary infection can be mild, on reactivation, the virus typically causes a painful vesicular rash called herpes zoster (HZ), that affects approximately 1 million people per year in the USA.1 The incidence of […]
Keratoconus: A Review of Medical and Surgical Options
touchREVIEWS in Ophthalmology. 2021;15(2): 46–9
Keratoconus is the most common primary progressive ectatic condition of the cornea. It is classically described as non-inflammatory, distinguishing it from several other pathologies associated with corneal thinning. Prevalence of this disease varies depending on geographical location, with reports as high as 2.3% in Central India to 0.3% in Russia.1,2 Keratoconus typically presents as a bilateral […]
Farhad Hafezi, ESCRS 2021: Epithelium-on Cross-linking at the Slit Lamp
We were delighted to catch up with Farhad Hafezi (ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland) about the disadvantages of performing corneal cross-linking procedures in the operating theatre, the potential to now perform epithelium-on cross-linking procedures at the slit lamp, and the implication of this on future practice. Questions Could you give us an overview of epithelium-on cross-linking […]
Farhad Hafezi, ESCRS 2021: Development of an Effective Epithelium-on Procedure
It was great to speak with Farhad Hafezi (ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland) about the recent advances that have made an epithelium-on corneal cross-linking procedure possible. Question Why has it taken so long to develop an effective epithelium-on procedure (00:13) Speaker Disclosure: Farhad Hafezi holds patents and applications for corneal apparatus used for CXL, chromophore for […]
Sumit Garg, ASCRS 2021: Pterygia – Selection of Adjunctive Modalities and Unmet Needs
We were delighted to speak with Sumit Garg (Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA) about the factors that influence selection of the adjunctive modalities conjunctival autograft, adjunctive amniotic membrane transplantation or intraoperative mitomycin C, for an individual patient, as well as unmet needs and future outlook. Questions What factors influence the […]
Sumit Garg, ASCRS 2021: Pterygia – Clinical Characteristics and Surgical Risks
It was a pleasure to catch up with Sumit Garg (Gavin Herbert Eye Institute, University of California, Irvine, CA, USA), who spoke about the clinical characteristics of pterygium, the risks of surgical removal and improved outcomes from conjunctival autograft, adjunctive amniotic membrane transplantation and intraoperative mitomycin C. Questions Could you give us a brief overview […]
Karolinne M Rocha, Kiaweh Eye 2021: Corneal Epithelial Thickness Mapping
It was a pleasure to catch up with Karolinne M Rocha (Medical University of South Carolina, SC, USA) about advances in corneal epithelial thickness mapping technology in the past year. How has corneal epithelial thickness mapping helped in the detection of subclinical early-stage keratoconus? (00:19) What have been the major advances in corneal epithelial thickness […]
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