Mini Review - Journal of Clinical Ophthalmology (2020) Volume 0, Issue 0
Keratoconus in Upper Egypt: Where are we standing?
Keratoconus represents a major health problem in Upper Egypt; it is defined as a progressive non-inflammatory thinning of the cornea which assumes a conical shape. It is a vision threatening form of corneal ectasia the prevelance of which is thought to be underestimated and its treatment has become much easier in the last few years thanks to the wide availability of accurate diagnostic tools; namely corneal tomography and anterior segment optical coherence tomography and efficient treatment procedures; namely femtosecond laser-assisted intrastromal corneal ring segments implantation and accelerated corneal cross-linking. Eye doctors in Upper Egypt wish to launch widespread screening programs for early detection of keratoconus which ensure better management and more preservation of vision.Author(s): Mortada Ahmed Abozaid