Modern Management of Keratoconus
Brian S. Boxer Wachler
Finally, the much-needed guide for ophthalmologists and patients. Modern Management of Keratoconus teaches Physicians and patients about the new era of understanding and treating keratoconus. "Hard contacts" and "cornea transplant" options were the standard "knee jerk" responses by the ophthalmologists to the patients with keratoconus. Patients now have a variety of options to both stabilize their Disease and improve their eyesight. The book is the most comprehensive publication on the latest advances in keratoconus treatments. Topics covered : defining keratoconus and understanding its causes; keratoconus after refractive surgery; diagnosing keratoconus with clinical signs, corneal Topography and non-topography devices; treatments such as C3-R", Intacs", Ferrara Rings, CK, and IOP lowering; lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty; contact lenses; Improving uncorrected Vision with Visian ICL, Verisyse, and PRK. The keratoconus treatments discussed range from contact lenses to Intacs, C3-R, CK combinations to advanced cornea transplant techniques. Case reports are provided throughout the book. The book also contains a comprehensive list of Scientific references from peer-reviewed journals. For ophthalmologists and optometrists, these references are important for augmenting their fund of Knowledge and helpful in understanding the background for keratoconus treatments. Patients can be more involved in their own care with this book. The book helps patients understand the treatments they may receive. This Education can lead to a better outcome.