Continuous Corneal Intrastromal Ring Implantation for Treatment of Keratoconus in an Iranian Population – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate the effect of mechanical implantation of a continuous intrastromal ring in keratoconus.Design: Prospective, interventional, nonrandomized, case series.Methods: The MyoRing (Dioptex GmbH) was implanted after creation of an intrastromal pocket for 95 eyes of 95 patients with moderate and advanced keratoconus. All patients had at least 12 months of follow-up. Preoperative and postoperative visual acuity, keratometry, aberrometry, and refraction were the main outcome measures of the study.Results: A significant improvement in uncorrected and corrected distance visual acuity was observed 1 month after surgery, which was consistent with the significant reduction in sphere (5.74 diopters [D]) and cylinder (3.02 D). No (Read more...)

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