Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Keratoconus (review)

Year: 2020, volume 16 Issue: №1 Pages: 293-297
Heading: Ophtalmology Article type: Review
Authors: Tereshchenko A.V., Demyanchenko S.K., Timofeev M.A.
Organization: S. Fyodorov Eye Microsurgery Federal State Institution

The article covers the main aspects regarding prevalence, pathogenesis, diagnosis and treatment of progressive, degenerative, non-inflammatory corneal disease, i. e. keratoconus. Characteristic features of this pathology affect people of a young and working age, and cause high rates of visual disability. Keratoconus is a multifactorial disease that requires individual approach in each clinical case. Existing methods of diagnosis and treatment allow to achieve stabilization of the ectatic process at an early stage and increase the visual functions of the patient. New methods of this disease treatment are alternative and high-tech methods that allow to expand the arsenal of corneal surgery without donor material use.

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