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The Current Status and New Research Progress of Keratoconus Treatment
International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science
Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Pages: 14-18
Received: Jan. 28, 2019; Accepted: Mar. 13, 2019; Published: Apr. 13, 2019
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Ren Fengyue, Department of Medical College, Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, The First Affiliated Hospital of Hunan Normal University, Changsha, China
He Shuxi, Center for Ophthalmic Optics, Hunan Provincial People's Hospital, Changsha, China
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Keratoconus is a common non-inflammatory, bilateral progressive corneal dilatation disease, often leading to progressive thinning of the corneal stromal layer, the central region of the cornea is conical, clinical manifestations of high myopia and irregular astigmatism, The normal life of the patient is greatly inconvenient. Therefore, timely and effective treatment is extremely important to improve the visual quality of patients and their physical and mental health. In the early stage of the patient, vision correction can be performed by wearing a frame mirror or a contact lens; as the lesion progresses, the former is insufficient for correction, and corneal stroma implantation, corneal collagen cross-linking, and keratoplasty are feasible. Numerous studies have confirmed that this treatment can effectively improve and maintain the visual quality of patients. In recent years, new treatment methods such as matrix regeneration, matrix lens transplantation and scleral mirror have gradually become research hotspots at home and abroad. This article reviews the current major treatments for keratoconus and its new developments.
Keratoconus, Treatment Method, Research Progress
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Ren Fengyue, He Shuxi, The Current Status and New Research Progress of Keratoconus Treatment, International Journal of Ophthalmology & Visual Science. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 14-18. doi: 10.11648/j.ijovs.20190401.13
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