Disadvantages: Unlike corneal-based treatments that aim to normalise the shape of the keratoconic cornea, IOLs can correct only spherical and cylindrical error. With asymmetrical placement, a thicker segment is implanted in the axis of greatest steepening. 1993 Jul. J Cataract Refract Surg. Cornea 2006; 25:1217-9. Inflammatory response to contact lenses in patients with keratoconus compared with myopic subjects. Keratoconus treatment In the mildest form of keratoconus, eyeglasses or soft contact lenses may help. [Medline]. Visual loss occurs primarily from myopia and irregular astigmatism and secondarily from corneal scarring. [Medline]. Cornea. Treatment of KC needs to be individualized. The introduction of the femtosecond laser to trephine the recipient and donor tissues has improved tissue apposition and hastened healing. Baseline findings in the Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus (CLEK) Study. Keratoconus Management: Long-Term Stability of Topography-Guided Normalization Combined With High-Fluence CXL Stabilization (The Athens Protocol) Anastasios John … [Medline]. [57, 58, 59]. 2006 Aug. 17(4):349-55. [Medline]. Efficacy of single or paired intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation combined with collagen crosslinking in keratoconus. Patients should avoid (vigorous) eye rubbing. Keratoconus and management 1. Recently, these techniques have been utilized in the treatment of patients with fruste KC or its mild forms with satisfactory visual results. McCall AS, Kraft S, Edelhauser HF, Kidder GW, Lundquist RR, Bradshaw HE, et al. The latest available model of Visian ICL comes with centraFLOW technology that comprises a central KS-Aquaport (a central hole of size 0.36 mm) eliminating the need for peripheral iridectomy that was necessary before. [Medline]. UV-CXL is the only procedure that is believed to slow the progression of keratoconus. Inflammatory molecules in the tears of patients with keratoconus. Eur J Ophthalmol 2012; 22 Suppl 7:S81-8. Deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty as an alternative to penetrating keratoplasty a report by the american academy of ophthalmology. Kymes SM, Walline JJ, Zadnik K, Sterling J, Gordon MO, Collaborative Longitudinal Evaluation of Keratoconus Study Group. Graefes Arch Clin Exp Ophthalmol 2011; 249:1073-80. van Dijk K, Parker J, Tong CM, Ham L, Lie JT, Groeneveld-van Beek EA, et al. 2014 Feb. 30 (2):80-7. Due to post-operative pain and risk of complications that result from epithelial debridement, as well as the limitations of use of CXL in corneas thinner than 400 µm the concept of cross-linking with the epithelium remaining largely intact has been introduced. 5:152. 2013 Feb. 155 (2):213-219.e3. Traditionally, use of spectacles and rigid contact lenses has been the primary mode of treatment in early KC while keratoplasty has been the treatment of choice in advanced cases. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. Chang CY, Hersh PS. Measurements of corneal stiffness using surface wave elastometry in ex vivo porcine eyes suggested that ‘flash-linking’ and conventional CXL may have a comparable effect. Keratoconus: I. Biochemical studies. 37 (3):400-404. [Medline]. [Medline]. Management Glasses can be prescribed to correct the induced astigmatism in early keratoconus. Corneal collagen cross-linking: a review of 1-year outcomes. Keratoconus. T-PRK allows shaping of the irregular cornea without addressing the progressive nature of the disease in KC. 1998 Jan-Feb. 42(4):297-319. Bowman layer transplantation to reduce and stabilize progressive, advanced keratoconus. 40 (4):207-12. Update on the keratoconus genetics. Visual recovery may range from 3 months to a year after the procedure. Scleral and hybrid lenses provide good visual acuity and comfort for keratoconic patients previously intolerant to … Visual and keratometric outcomes of keratoconus patients after sequential corneal crosslinking and topography-guided surface ablation: Early United States experience. Keratoconus also is associated with overexposure to ultraviolet rays from the sun, excessive eye rubbing, a history of poorly fitted contact lenses and chronic eye irritation. Evidence of oxidative stress in human corneal diseases. Meek KM, Tuft SJ, Huang Y, Gill PS, Hayes S, Newton RH, et al. Hafezi F, Mrochen M, Iseli HP, Seiler T. Collagen crosslinking with ultraviolet-A and hypoosmolar riboflavin solution in thin corneas. Therapies Corneal collagen cross-linking. JAMA Ophthalmol. Alpha 2-macroglobulin levels in normal human and keratoconus corneas. Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL), which has been widely used outside the United States for the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia, received US FDA approval last April. 10 (10):e0141621. 115(5):845-50. 2007 Jan. 143(1):117-124. Eye (Lond). Although extremely rare, keratoconus can recur in a graft. Keratoconus can be diagnosed through a routine eye exam.Your ophthalmologist will examine your cornea, and may measure its curvature.This helps show if there is a change in its shape. Hence, prompt management to halt the progression of the disease and enhance visual performance is crucial. [Medline]. Georgiou T, Funnell CL, Cassels-Brown A, O'Conor R. Influence of ethnic origin on the incidence of keratoconus and associated atopic disease in Asians and white patients. 2008 May. The short-term safety and efficacy of intracorneal ring segment (ICRS) implantation in keratoconus eyes of children are investigated in this study. Georgiou T, Funnell CL, Cassels-Brown A, O'Conor R. Influence of ethnic origin on the incidence of keratoconus and associated atopic disease in Asians and white patients. J Cataract Refract Surg 2013; 39:1146–51. Psychological Aspects and Depression in Patients with Symptomatic Keratoconus. [Medline]. Keratoconus diagnosis include a comprehensive eye exam and tests to determine your corneal shape. Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:1044. Mannis MJ, Ling JJ, Kyrillos R, Barnett M. Keratoconus and Personality-A Review. 2015 Sep. 31 (9):614-8. [Medline]. Contemporary advances in contact lens designs and materials have significantly expanded the available fitting options for patients with corneal ectasia. The techniques that combine these procedures can be sequential or applied in the same sitting. [Medline]. Spoerl E, Mrochen M, Sliney D, Trokel S, Seiler T. Safety of UVA-riboflavin cross-linking of the cornea. 1976 Jul. Moschos MM, Nitoda E, Georgoudis P, Balidis M, Karageorgiadis E, Kozeis N. Contact Lenses for Keratoconus- Current Practice. 53 (2):91-101. [Medline]. Cornea. [Medline]. Combining both the modalities together has a synergistic action and can be performed simultaneously or sequentially. Cornea. Does ethnic origin influence the incidence or severity of keratoconus?. Indian J Ophthalmol. [Medline]. Variations of UV-CXL include including accelerated cross-linking A retrospective interventional case series study including a total of 33 keratoconus eyes (age 8 to 17 years) that had undergone ICRS (Keraring segments, Mediphacos) implantation was conducted. Eye Contact Lens. Lowe MT, Keane MC, Coster DJ, Williams KA. 1-8 Today, we have a broad and ever-increasing number of viable options including larger-diameter intralimbal corneal GPs, scleral lenses, hybrid lenses, and custom soft lenses. 2008 Aug. 27(7):758-63. Leccisotti A. Corneal ectasia after photorefractive keratectomy. [Medline]. Intrastromal Corneal Ring Segments (ICRS). [Medline]. The combination of PRK with crosslinking has been a widely utilized strategy and, in these cases, the criteria for its application has to do with the residual stromal bed posterior to ablation, which ideally should be greater than 400-450µm. Shalchi Z, Wang X, Nanavaty MA. Midstromal isolated Bowman layer graft for reduction of advanced keratoconus: a technique to postpone penetrating or deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty. [37], UV-CXL is not recommended in thinner corneas because of the risk of endothelial damage. Ophthalmology 2004; 111:747–51. [Medline]. J Cataract Refract Surg 2012; 38:1000-5. It is known that eyes with KC have significant aberrations that affect visual quality, with higher levels of vertical coma, primary coma and coma-like aberrations as compared to normal eyes. 2003 Dec. 16(4):607-20, vii. 12-JUN-2015, Published Online: Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:1044-50. [50] Currently, DALK represents 10%-20% of all keratoconic transplants and 30% when hydrops are excluded. [Medline]. Long-term outcomes in patients who received a corneal graft for keratoconus between 1980 and 1986. Behndig A, Karlsson K, Johansson BO, Brännström T, Marklund SL. Tan DT, Ang LP. van Dijk K, Liarakos VS, Parker J, Ham L, Lie JT, Groeneveld-van Beek EA, et al. J Cataract Refract Surg 2007; 33:484–7. Sarezky D, Orlin SE, Pan W, VanderBeek BL. Life expectancy in keratoconus. [Medline]. Busin M, Scorcia V, Zambianchi L, Ponzin D. Outcomes from a modified microkeratome-assisted lamellar keratoplasty for keratoconus. Am J Ophthalmol. [Medline]. Raiskup F, Hoyer A, Spoerl E. Permanent corneal haze after riboflavin-UVA-induced cross-linking in keratoconus. 2004 Apr. Both Photrexa and Photrexa Viscous (in 20% dextran) topical ophthalmic solutions are used during various stages of the procedure with the electronic device (KXL System), which irradiates the solutions with ultraviolet A light after they have been applied to the debrided cornea. Tuwairqi WS, Sinjab MM. [Full Text]. [Medline]. Based on the principle of the ‘hammock effect’, they redistribute the bio-mechanical stress and prevent further steepening of the cornea. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. Ophthalmology 2015; 122:909-17. Curr Opin Ophthalmol. They may even rarely find that spectacle vision is superior to rigid contact lenses. [Medline]. As there are new modalities of treatment, it is better to say that there are traditional modalities and modern... Management of Keratoconus | Springer for Research & Development 2015 Jan. 29 (1):15-29. 23-JUN-2015, Room S-6, Dr Rajendra Prasad Centre for Ophthalmic Sciences, J Cataract Refract Surg. PRK has the benefit of leaving a thicker residual stromal bed after surgery than laser in-situ keratomileusis (LASIK) and is a safer option in suspect or thin corneas. Am J Ophthalmol. J Refract Surg 2000; 16:438-43. Cornea. Multiple criteria to consider the more suitable technique or treatment for any patient include refraction, age, degree of thinning, irregular astigmatism, and presence or absence of scarring. Corneal specialists have adopted new techniques and … Niziol LM, Musch DC, Gillespie BW, Marcotte LM, Sugar A. 2005 Jun. Psychiatric care may also be beneficial given that depressive disorders have been associated with the vision impairment caused by keratoconus. 2015 Oct. 38 (5):392. Int J Ophthalmol. [Medline]. In early stages of keratoconus, glasses or soft contact lenses can suffice to correct for the mild astigmatism. The role of penetrating keratoplasty in the era of selective lamellar keratoplasty. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2015 Jul. 2018 Mar. Goodman A. Crosslinking safe in children, adolescents with keratoconus. American Academy of Ophthalmology 2013 Annual Meeting. J Refract Surg. 34(5):796-801. 2016 Nov. 93 (11):1339-1348. Patients with early to moderate KC and a preoperative thinnest pachymetry of at least 450µm (after epithelial debridement) can be considered for T-PRK, although some investigators have included patients with a minimum pachymetry of 300µm as well. Am J Ophthalmol. Jaimes M, Ramirez-Miranda A, Graue-Hernández E, Navas A. Keratoconus therapeutics advances. Määttä M, Heljasvaara R, Sormunen R, Pihlajaniemi T, Autio-Harmainen H, Tervo T. Differential expression of collagen types XVIII/endostatin and XV in normal, keratoconus, and scarred human corneas. Ertan A, Kamburoglu G. Analysis of centration of Intacs segments implanted with a femtosecond laser. [Medline]. A 48-year clinical and epidemiologic study of keratoconus. 39 (4):638-41. Usually both eyes are affected. Keratoconus: classification scheme based on videokeratography and clinical signs. 11 (2):93-108. Br J Ophthalmol. 2013 Spring. Yeung SN, Ku JY, Lichtinger A, Low SA, Kim P, Rootman DS. 2011 Feb 17. [38] continual progression of keratoconus, [60] particularly if corneal steepening has made the current rigid contact lens fit flat. Keratoconus is a progressive disease that causes thinning and reshaping of the cornea, the front part of your eye. This paper provides a comprehensive review of the range of contact lens modalities, including soft lenses, hybrid designs, rigid lenses, piggyback configurations, corneo‐scleral, mini‐scleral and scleral lenses that are currently available for the optical management of keratoconus. 2000 Aug. 14 ( Pt 4):625-8. Compañ V, Aguilella-Arzo M, Edrington TB, Weissman BA. Spadea L, Gizzi R, Evangelista Conocchia N, Urbano S. Optical pachymetry-guided custom excimer laser-assisted lamellar keratoplasty for the surgical treatment of keratoconus. Ophthalmologica 2014; 232:10-27. Methods: A topography-guided partial photorefractive keratectomy treatment of maximum 30 mm over the thinnest cone area was applied initially followed by a 7 mm, 50 mm phototherapeutic keratectomy treatment to address epithelial removal. Management of progressive keratoconus with partial topography-guided PRK combined with refractive, customized CXL – a novel technique: the enhanced Athens protocol Anastasios John Kanellopoulos 1, 2 Dr. Stark explained that the cause of the condition is multifactorial. Br J Ophthalmol 2011; 95:1044. There are 5 models available, each with variations in their curvature, radius, thickness and arc length, according to the effect to be achieved. Diagnosis can be made by slit-lamp examination and observation of central or inferior corneal thinning. J Refract Surg 2008; 24:S748-51. Delivered into a manually dissected mid-stromal pocket, the graft was intended to (partially) restore the corneal anatomy, stabilize the corneal structure, flatten the surface, and arrest progression. [Medline]. Bilgihan K, Ozdek SC, Konuk O, Akata F, Hasanreisoglu B. Eye Contact Lens. Popiela M, Young-Zvandasara T, Veepanat E, Saunders D. Demographics of older keratoconics in Wales and their mortality rates-Where are the older keratoconics?. 2015. 2016. 145 (4):611-617. 1992 Oct. 76(10):590-1. [Medline]. Am J Ophthalmol 2003; 135:620-7. Complications include significant pigment dispersion and risk of endothelial cell loss with anterior chamber IOLs and development of anterior subcapsular cataract, glaucoma and rotation of toric ICL in cases of posterior chamber IOLs. 2017 Mar. Eye (Lond). In: François J., Brown S.I., Itoi M. (eds) Proceedings of the Symposium of the International Society for Corneal Research, Kyoto, May … Optom Vis Sci. Once the cylindrical power increases beyond 4.0 diopters, patients find it difficult to tolerate such high power in glasses. In 2014, van Dijk et al introduced the idea of an isolated Bowman layer inlay for eyes with advanced KC. 1994 Oct. 112(10):1368-74. 2012 Jun. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. 34(5):789-95. It is characterised by para-central corneal thinning and ectasia so that the cornea takes the shape of a cone. 18(4):279-83. 1997 May. Zadnik K, Barr JT, Gordon MO, Edrington TB. Indian J Ophthalmol 2013; 61:425-7. Genetic counseling may also be beneficial to pregnant patients with keratoconus given the genetic nature of the condition. Farjadnia M, Naderan M. Corneal cross-linking treatment of keratoconus. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. A midstromal pocket is created with air. New Delhi 110029, © 2010 - 2019 Delhi Ophthalmological Society. Fernando H Murillo-Lopez, MD is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of OphthalmologyDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. [Medline]. Although keratoconus remains a mystery in many ways, we have many treatment options for successful management. [Medline]. Tomita M, Mita M, Huseynova T. Accelerated versus conventional corneal collagen crosslinking. Corneal surgery in keratoconus: which type, which technique, which outcomes?. However, development of an array of therapeutic options over the last decade has revolutionized the approach to this disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 2016 Oct. 39 (5):365-8. 2014 May. The current paradigm of care for keratoconus has shifted from not only correcting the vision but also slowing the disease process. Jaynes J, Weissman BA, Edrington T. Predicting scleral GP lens entrapped tear layer oxygen tensions. The genetics of keratoconus. Hampton Roy, Sr, MD Associate Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Am J Ophthalmol. The overall flattening of the cornea could make contact lens wear more comfortable and hence postpone PKP or DALK indefinitely. Clinical indications and results. [Medline]. Contact lens wear is often complicated by episodes of intolerance, allergic reactions (eg, giant papillary conjunctivitis), corneal abrasions, neovascularization, and other problems, sometimes leading to total intolerance. Eye (Lond). The sequencing is critical: to achieve maximal flattening, ICRS should be implanted before or simultaneously with UV-CXL. Bowman layer transplantationto reduce and stabilize progressive, end stage, keratoconus. Alnawaiseh M, Rosentreter A, Eveslage M, Eter N, Zumhagen L. Changes in Corneal Transparency After Cross-linking for Progressive Keratoconus: Long-term Follow-up. Open Ophthalmol J. Cornea. A randomized, controlled trial of corneal collagen cross-linking in progressive keratoconus: three-year results. 2010 Jun. However, it is not recommended for ablations larger than 50µm. 1961 Sep. 45(9):631. Lysosomal enzyme abnormalities in keratoconus. 1989 Oct. 107(10):1507-10. Filippello M, Stagni E, O’Brart D. Transepithelial corneal collagen crosslinking: bilateral study. With mean follow-up of 11.3 months, intracorneal ring segments implantation improved UCVA and BCVA in the majority of the keratoconus patients. In: François J., Brown S.I., Itoi M. (eds) Proceedings of the Symposium of the International Society for Corneal Research, Kyoto, May 12–13, 1978. Kymionis GD, Portaliou DM, Diakonis VF, Kounis GA, Panagopoulou SI, Grentzelos MA. When keratoconus develops, the cornea becomes thin and begins to bulge like a cone. Acta Ophthalmol. Although techniques have been developed to treat thinner or steeper corneas. UV-CXL generally does not improve visual acuity (or at most improves 1-2 lines), although UV-CXL improves corneal clarity over untreated keratoconic corneas. Barry A Weissman, OD, PhD, FAAO is a member of the following medical societies: American Academy of Optometry, American Optometric Association, California Optometric Society, International Society for Contact Lens ResearchDisclosure: Nothing to disclose. 2006 Jun. Kenney MC, Chwa M, Atilano SR, Tran A, Carballo M, Saghizadeh M. Increased levels of catalase and cathepsin V/L2 but decreased TIMP-1 in keratoconus corneas: evidence that oxidative stress plays a role in this disorder. Bowman layer (BL) transplantation is a new technique that has recently been introduced as an alternative to PK/ DALK in eyes with advanced KC, unsuitable for either UV-CXL or ICRS. Jafri B, Li X, Yang H, Rabinowitz YS. Acar BT, Utine CA, Ozturk V, Acar S, Ciftci F. Can the effect of transepithelial corneal collagen cross-linking be improved by increasing the duration of topical riboflavin application? 18(4):379-83. Corneal specialists have adopted new techniques and … J Cataract Refract Surg 2012; 38:2167-83. Keratoconus is an ectatic corneal dystrophy and is a leading indication for corneal transplantation surgery worldwide. One study of 34 eyes in 24 patients showed that the minimum keratometry reading, maximum keratometry reading, keratometry reading over the apex of the keratoconus, and mean astigmatism were significantly lower 10 years after treatment. Paper presented at The American Society of Refractive Surgery Symposium And Congress, 24th April, 2012, Chicago. To a large extent, the depth at which the segments lie determines their effect. Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising. Keeping Eyes Safe From COVID-19: What Works? Two eyes in the study required repeat CXL, and one eye worsened. Nine-year follow-up of intacs implantation for keratoconus. 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