Cornea

Skip Navigation LinksHome > October 2013 - Volume 32 - Issue 10 > Topography-Based Keratoconus Regression
Cornea:
doi: 10.1097/ICO.0b013e318296e11d
Case Report

Topography-Based Keratoconus Regression

Kymionis, George D. MD, PhD*,†; Tsoulnaras, Konstantinos I. MD*; Grentzelos, Michael A. MD*; Shehadeh, Mohammad M. MD*; Klados, Nektarios E. MD*; Karavitaki, Alexandra A. MD*; Kankariya, Vardhaman P. MD*,†; Pallikaris, Ioannis G. MD, PhD*

Collapse Box

Abstract

Purpose: To report 3 cases of keratoconic patients who had progressive corneal topographic flattening during a 2-year follow-up period.

Methods: Case series.

Results: Three patients with bilateral keratoconus, each operated for advanced keratoconus in one of their eyes, were observed for possible progression of the disorder for a period of 2 years. During the 2-year follow-up period, topographic examination showed progressive corneal flattening in the nonoperated eye. Mean keratometry decreased in all patients, whereas topography showed significant flattening at the apex of the cone. Best-spectacle-corrected visual acuity increased in one of the patients, whereas the others had stable uncorrected and best-spectacle-corrected visual acuity during the follow-up period. All patients had positive family medical history for diabetes mellitus, but none of them was diabetic.

Conclusions: This is the first report of topography-based keratoconus regression during a 2-year follow-up period.

© 2013 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.

Login

Article Tools

Share

Article Level Metrics

Search for Similar Articles
You may search for similar articles that contain these same keywords or you may modify the keyword list to augment your search.