New Keratoconus Treatment Methods Since 2015

Since 2015, a variety of advancements have been made in the treatment of keratoconus, enhancing both the effectiveness and the range of treatment options available. Here are some of the notable developments:

Improved Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL):

Better oxygen availability and riboflavin permeability during treatment.

Iontophoresis-Assisted CXL (I-CXL):

A non-invasive alternative to standard CXL for a more comfortable treatment.

Combined Topography-Guided PRK and CXL:

Promising results in corneal flattening and stabilizing keratoconus progression.

Intracorneal Ring Segments:

Effective option for reshaping the cornea and improving vision now exist.

New Contact Lens Designs:

Better fitting and more comfortable options for patients.

Early Detection and Screening:

Allows for earlier intervention and potentially better long-term visual outcomes.

Pharmaceutical Treatments:

Ongoing research into medicines that may manage or slow keratoconus progression.

New Surgical Techniques:

Methods like “biological covering” with a lamellar corneal graft for treating acute total keratoconus.

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