Corneal topography best method for diagnosing keratoconus, surgeon says

I think that computerized corneal topography analysis remains the primary tool for diagnosing keratoconus. I use corneal topography to look for early changes in the corneal shape and optics. when looking at these maps, one can either use Placido-based or elevation-based topography, and there are a number of factors to look for: We look at asymmetry of astigmatism, both with regard to inferior-superior differences in steepness and irregularity of the astigmatic bowtie, as well as corneal steepening. Traditionally, a keratometry reading of 47 D or above is one possible indicator (Read more...)

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