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Edited by: Prof Jorge Alio, Dr Vishal Jhanji

Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder of the eye which produces a thinning and steepening of the cornea and decreases visual acuity with consequent impact on quality of life. The etiology of keratoconus remains unclear although its pathophysiological mechanisms have been studied for a long time. There is an increasing focus on early detection and treatment on the clinical side in recent years. Research has been done to identify therapeutic strategies that can prevent progression and improve the underlying pathogenesis with long-term efficacy and safety.

This series aim to provide a platform for exchange of innovative ideas and to stimulate high quality research, as well as to disseminate accurate, useful and reliable information and cutting-edge knowledge on the latest developments and new prospects in etiology, diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus. 

This series was published in Eye and Vision

  1. Keratoconus is a progressive corneal thinning, ectatic condition, which affects vision. Recent advances in corneal topography measurements has helped advance proper diagnosis of this condition and increased re...

    Authors: Krishnatej Nishtala, Natasha Pahuja, Rohit Shetty, Rudy M. M. A. Nuijts and Arkasubhra Ghosh
    Citation: Eye and Vision 2016 3:19
  2. Keratoconus (KC) is a non-inflammatory thinning and protrusion of the cornea in which the cornea assumes a conical shape. Complex etiology of this condition at present remains an enigma. Although environmental...

    Authors: Yelena Bykhovskaya, Benjamin Margines and Yaron S. Rabinowitz
    Citation: Eye and Vision 2016 3:16
  3. Corneal cross-linking (CXL) using ultraviolet light-A (UV-A) and riboflavin is a technique developed in the 1990’s to treat corneal ectatic disorders such as keratoconus. It soon became the new gold standard i...

    Authors: David Tabibian, Cosimo Mazzotta and Farhad Hafezi
    Citation: Eye and Vision 2016 3:11
  4. Keratoconus is a corneal degeneration that usually appears during puberty and may seriously deteriorate the quality of life of the patients. This corneal disease is today the first indication of corneal transp...

    Authors: Alfredo Vega-Estrada and Jorge L. Alio
    Citation: Eye and Vision 2016 3:8
  5. To evaluate the symmetry of corneal biomechanical metrics, measured using an ocular response analyzer (ORA) and self-built corneal inflation test platform, in bilateral rabbit corneas and to investigate their ...

    Authors: XiaoBo Zheng, FangJun Bao, Brendan Geraghty, JinHai Huang, AYong Yu and QinMei Wang
    Citation: Eye and Vision 2016 3:7
  6. The morphological characterization of the cornea using corneal topographers is a widespread clinical practice that is essential for the diagnosis of keratoconus. The current state of this non-invasive explorat...

    Authors: F. Cavas-Martínez, E. De la Cruz Sánchez, J. Nieto Martínez, F. J. Fernández Cañavate and D. G. Fernández-Pacheco
    Citation: Eye and Vision 2016 3:5