Davide Borroni: Riga Stradins University, Latvia
Michael Mimouni: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Israel
Carlos Rocha-de-Lossada: Qvision, VITHAS Almería Hospital & VITHAS Málaga, Regional University Hospital of Málaga, University of Seville, Spain
Marina Rodríguez Calvo de Mora: Netherlands Institute for Innovative Ocular Surgery, Netherlands; Qvision, VITHAS Almería Hospital & VITHAS Málaga, Spain
Vito Romano: University of Brescia, Italy
Submission Status: Open | Submission Deadline: 28 February 2024
BMC Ophthalmology is calling for submissions to our Collection on "Advances in keratoconus treatment". Keratoconus is a progressive corneal disorder characterized by thinning and steepening of the cornea, resulting in irregular astigmatism and myopia finally decreasing visual acuity. Over the past few decades, significant advances have been made in the treatment of keratoconus, particularly in the areas of corneal imaging and surgical techniques. Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) is an effective procedure that has shown promise in halting or slowing the progression of keratoconus. Surgical approaches to reshape the cornea include the use of Intracorneal ring segments (ICRS). In certain cases, corneal transplant techniques, such as Deep Anterior Lamellar keratoplasty (DALK) or Bowman Layer transplantation are necessary. Moreover, regenerative or cell therapy also offer promising treatment options for keratoconus in certain cases. This Collection aims to collate original research articles regarding the current advances and management of keratoconus.