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Post Info TOPIC: KC one in 450

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Date: Wed Sep 13 12:02 AM, 2006
KC one in 450

In 1936, Applebaum (Archives of Ophthalmology) estimated the prevalence of KC at about one in 2,000 patients. In 1959, Hofstetter (American Journal of Optometry, Academy) raised the ante to around one in 450. Today's diagnostic instrumentation and tomorrow's genetic testing will show more definitively how many of us are keratoconics. Iatrogenic secondary ectasias will also account for a growing number of induced KC cases. It's incumbent upon every eye clinician to become familiar with the diagnosis and efficient contact lens fitting of keratoconus.

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