Tag: corneal hydrops

Keratoconus-Management


Keratoconus-Management


Keratoconus is managed by:

→ Glasses

→ Contact lenses:

  • Soft contact lenses should not be used
  • Semi soft contact lenses are prescribed

→ Corneal Hydrops:

  • Occurs in Keratoconus
  • Descemet’s membrane perforates & aqueous humour enters corneal stroma.
  • With time hydrops heals with central scarring.
  • Rx by Keratoplasty.

→ C3 R (CxR)

  • Corneal collagen crosslinking with Riboflavin, new modality of Rx.
  • Stops progression, increases strength of cornea with covalent bonding (UV irradiation with riboflavin)
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