• Identifying changes in topography key for cross-linking after PK, RK

    1 month ago - By Healio

    CHICAGO - Regular topography, preferably performed annually after keratorefractive or penetrating keratoplasty surgery, is ideal for detecting ectasia, according to a speaker.
    “In general, we want to detect keratoconus and ectasia very early,” Kathryn M. Hatch, MD, said at Cornea Subspecialty Day at the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “That includes our ectatic corneas, post-refractive, post-RK and post-PKP.”
    Hatch shared pearls for cross-linking in patients who previously underwent penetrating keratoplasty, LASIK or radial keratotomy. After PK, it is
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