• clinical practice
  • Eye and Contact Lens Science and Clinical Practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • Unlike slit lamps, OCT devices store tomographic images that can be 1) acquired consistently using the same protocol at each patient visit in every location around the world, 2) operated by less expensive personnel with less training and experience than a slit lamp, 3) objectively and quantitatively analyzed by the user and/or computer software, and 4) retrospectively or longitudinally assessed in both clinical trials and in clinical practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • Care
  • One of the important programs of the National Keratoconus Foundation is to share information about eye care professionals with expertise in diagnosing and treating keratoconus. (nkcf.org)
  • Are you an eye care provider that works with keratoconus and would like to be included in the Referral program? (nkcf.org)
  • severe
  • Since keratoconus can be difficult to detect until it reaches a moderate to severe stage, many people begin to experience distorted vision as a result. (marketwired.com)
  • procedures
  • Many different methods and procedures exist today, and there are varying opinions concerning the safety or success of this practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • eyes
  • 2007). 'Characterizing the Wave Aberration in Eyes with Keratoconus or Penetrating Keratoplasty Using a High-Dynamic Range Wavefront Sensor. (clspectrum.com)
  • likely
  • Several sources suggest that keratoconus likely arises from a number of different factors: genetic, environmental or cellular, any of which may form the trigger for the onset of the disease. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is important to note that no one theory provides a complete explanation, and it is likely that keratoconus is caused by a combination of things. (treatkeratoconus.com)
  • often
  • Another hypothesis is that the endocrine system (which dictates the release of hormones) may be involved, since keratoconus is often first diagnosed in adolescence. (treatkeratoconus.com)
  • Methods of corneal tattooing have at times been practiced often and at other times faded into obscurity, but overall, the methods have evolved throughout history. (wikipedia.org)