ISBN 9789962613282,Treating Irregular Astigmatism and Keratoconus

Treating Irregular Astigmatism and Keratoconus



Highlights of Ophthalmology International

Publication Year 2004

ISBN 9789962613282

ISBN-10 9962613280


Number of Pages 350 Pages
Language (English)


The aim of this book is to serve as clinical reference and to provide guidelines for those ophthalmologists, who have to deal with irregular astigmatism patients. The textbook is divided into two major sections focusing on the basic principles, diagnostic procedures and the different options for the treatment of irregular astigmatism. In the first section of the book, the editors provide information on irregular astigmatism secondary to refractive surgery, introducing a topographic classification, grading system and the latest technologies based on global and corneal aberrations. They also present a historical review of all the efforts made to correct irregular astigmatism and the most effective techniques for each case. In the second section, the authors present an update on one major cause of primary irregular astigmatism such as keratoconus. They also review new diagnostic approaches and all the treatments used and are still in use for keratoconus, together with treatment options such as INTACS implants or Excimer laser ablation. This publication covered the subjects such as: Definition, Causes, Classification, Clinical Symptoms and Grading of Irregular Astigmatism; Evaluating the Quality of Vision in Eyes; Corneal Topography in Irregular Astigmatism; Contact Lens Fitting in the Correction of Irregular Astigmatism after Corneal Refractive Surgery; Selective Zonal Ablations (SELZA) with the Excimer Laser of Correction Irregular Astigmatism induced by Refractive Surgery; Deep Anterior Lamellar Keratoplasty to Correct Irregular Astigmatism after Refractive Surgery; Penetrating Keratoplasty in Irregular Astigmatism; Conductive Keratoplasty (Refractec) in the Correction of Irregular Astigmatism; Definition, Etiology, and Diagnosis of Keratoconus; Differential Diagnosis of Keratoconus; Treatment of Keratoconus with Excimer Laser; Intracorneal Segment Rings (INTACS) for the Correction of Keratoconus; Penetrating Keratoplasty in Keratoconus