Journal article

Surgical management of peripheral corneal thinning disorders.

Monica Lohchab, Gaurav Prakash, Tarun Arora, Prafulla Maharana, Vishal Jhanji, Namrata Sharma, Rasik B Vajpayee

Survey of Ophthalmology | Published : 2019


The peripheral corneal thinning disorders are associated with degenerative, autoimmune, or infective causes. Corneal thinning can subsequently affect the visual acuity either by inducing severe astigmatism or by progressive involvement of the central cornea. In addition to this, the integrity of the eye is at risk. Medical management is necessary to address the underlying inflammatory or infectious causes; however, most of the cases require surgical intervention for tectonic support or for visual rehabilitation in patients with severe astigmatism. Preoperative investigations help in mapping the corneal curvature and thickness, thereby facilitating planning of treatment. Routine corneal trans..

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