Journal article

Risk factors and association with severity of keratoconus: the Australian study of Keratoconus

Srujana Sahebjada, Elsie Chan, Jing Xie, Grant R Snibson, Mark Daniell, Paul N Baird

International Ophthalmology | SPRINGER | Published : 2021

Abstract

SIGNIFICANCE: Our results show that asthmatic patients tend to have more severe KC and thus close monitoring for disease progression would be advised, and appropriate treatment strategies may be actioned stabilise the condition that may reduce the need for future corneal transplantation. PURPOSE: To explore a wide range of risk factors associated with the severity of keratoconus (KC). METHODS: A cross-sectional study of KC patients was undertaken in Melbourne, Australia. A questionnaire addressing age, gender, educational background, ocular and medical history, smoking and alcohol consumption, and physical examination comprising anthropometric measurements was collected; eye examination was ..

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Grants

Awarded by Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)


Funding Acknowledgements

This study was supported by the Australian National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) project ideas grant APP1187763 and senior research fellowship (1138585 to PNB), Lions Eye Donation Service (SS), Angior Family Foundation (SS) and Perpetual Impact Philanthropy grant (SS). The Centre for Eye Research Australia (CERA) receives operational infrastructure support from the Victorian government. The sponsor or funding organizations had no role in the design or conduct of this research.