keratectasia


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keratectasia

 [ker″ah-tek-ta´zhah]
protrusion of a thin, scarred cornea.

ker·a·to·ec·ta·si·a

(ker'ă-tō-ek-tā'zē-ă),
A bulging forward of the cornea.

keratectasia

/ker·a·tec·ta·sia/ (ker″ah-tek-ta´zhah) protrusion of a thinned, scarred cornea.

keratectasia

Bulging of the CORNEA due to weakening from thinning or softening (KERATOMALACIA). In keratectasia there is a danger of rupture under the influence of the normal intraocular pressure and urgent measures are needed to avoid this. Sometimes a ‘bandage’ contact lens is used; more often a corneal graft is performed.

keratectasia

protrusion of a thin, scarred cornea.
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Corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin and ultraviolet A to treat induced keratectasia after laser in situ keratomileusis.
The risk of keratectasia may be reducing through preservation of posterior corneal stroma.
Iatrogenic keratectasia after LASIK in a case of forme fruste keratoconus.
Iatrogenic keratectasia after laser In situ keratomileusis for less than -4.
Clinical and computerized topography findings of two patients with keratectasia following penetrating keratoplasty are presented in this article.
There is a limit to the amount of corneal tissue that can be removed without increasing the risk of keratectasia (iatrogenic keratoconus).
They applied this protocol to 20 patients and reported stabilization of keratectasia in 12 patients and regression in eight patients.