Study shows use of new index accurately diagnoses keratoconus

NEW ORLEANS — Bowman’s ectasia index showed a highly significant correlation to keratometric astigmatism in a study of 40 patients, a speaker reported here. “Bowman’s layer inferior thinning index has a very high predictive accuracy for the diagnosis of keratoconus,” Mohamed Abou Shousha, MD, PhD, FRCS, said at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “But can we improve the sensitivity and specificity of Bowman’s layer index?” Shousha and colleagues looked at 20 patients with keratoconus and 20 controls, comparing the inferior thinnest point of Bowman’s (Read more...)

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