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Post Info TOPIC: Paediatric Keratoconus


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Date: Wed Feb 17 1:03 AM, 2021
Paediatric Keratoconus

Paediatric Keratoconus Current Perspectives and Clinical Challenges.

Venugopal Anitha, Murugesan Vanathi 1 , Anita Raghavan 2 , Revathi Rajaraman 2 , Meenakshi Ravindran, Radhika Tandon 1.

Keratoconus is an Ectatic corneal disease characterised by progressive stromal thinning, irregular astigmatism, and defective vision. It can be unilateral or bilateral with asymmetric presentation.

It starts at puberty and either progresses rapidly to an advanced stage of the disease or stops in case of delayed onset and slow progression. Paediatric Keratoconus is more aggressive than in adults and the management protocols differ because of various rationales such as accelerated progression, advanced stage of disease at the time of diagnosis and comorbidities. It poses a burden to the society as it affects the quality of life, social, and educational development in children.

Hence early diagnosis, recognition of progression, and timely intervention with Collagen Crosslinking is imperative to arrest the worsening.

Association with systemic syndromes and ocular comorbidities can be of concern in Paediatric Keratoconus. Severe ocular allergy when associated hastens progress and complicates timely intervention of Crosslinking treatment and compliance to Contact Lens wear.

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Date: Wed Feb 17 1:12 AM, 2021

Thanks for posting the study Dr Tachikawa. Definitely children can be helped if parents knew the swift protocols to take.



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