Journal article

Prevalence of Keratoconus Based on Scheimpflug Imaging The Raine Study

Elsie Chan, Elaine W Chong, Gareth Lingham, Louis J Stevenson, Paul G Sanfilippo, Alex W Hewitt, David A Mackey, Seyhan Yazar



PURPOSE: To describe the prevalence and systemic associations of keratoconus in young adults in Perth, Western Australia. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study. PARTICIPANTS: One thousand two hundred fifty-nine participants 20 years of age. METHODS: The Raine Study is a multigenerational, longitudinal cohort study based in Perth, Western Australia. This study represents a cross-sectional analysis of the birth cohort on returning for a 20-year follow-up. Participants underwent a detailed ophthalmic examination, including visual acuity assessment and Scheimpflug imaging using the Pentacam (Oculus, Wetzlar, Germany), and completed a health questionnaire. Keratoconus was defined as a Belin/Ambrόsio enha..

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Awarded by National Health and Medical Research Council

Funding Acknowledgements

The Raine Study is supported by the University of Western Australia, Perth, Australia; Curtin University; the Raine Medical Research Foundation; Telethon Kids Institute; Edith Cowan University; Women and Infants Research Foundation; Murdoch University; and The University of Notre Dame Australia. The 20-year follow-up of the Raine Study was funded by the National Health and Medical Research Council (grant no.: 1021105); the Ophthalmic Research Institute of Australia; the Lions Eye Institute; the Australian Foundation for the Prevention of Blindness; Telethon; and the Alcon Research Institute.