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Latest Treatment Option and Technology Advancement in Corneal and Ocular Surface Disease


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1Department of Medicine and Health Sciences, University of Molise, Campobasso, Italy

2Ophthalmology Department, St. Paul's Eye Unit, Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool L7 8xP, UK

3Division of Opthalmology and Visual Sciences, School of Clinical Sciences, University of Nottingham, UK

4Eye Clinic, University "G. D'Annunzio" Chieti-Pescara, Chieti, Italy


Latest Treatment Option and Technology Advancement in Corneal and Ocular Surface Disease

Description

The eponymous “Corneal ectasia” involves disorders in which structural changes within the cornea cause an alteration of its normal gradient curvature and of its biomechanical behavior. Screening, prevention, and treatment of this disorder can interest all patients eligible for refractive surgery and patients with keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and keratoglobus. Appropriate management is essential to promote visual rehabilitation and to reduce the need for corneal graft. Although topographical approaches are able to provide an early diagnosis of corneal ectasia, the study of corneal biomechanical changes and the introduction of new equipments over the past few years are changing the approach, hypothesizing that biomechanical destabilization of the cornea may precede topographic evidence. We are particularly interested in manuscripts that report the relevance of new tools for detection of risk factors and early diagnosis of corneal ectasia, looking to the biomechanical behavior of the cornea and the future research directions for the treatment of corneal ectasic disorder. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Management of ectasic disorders in adult and pediatric age
  • Management of peripheral ectasic disorder
  • Management of corneal ectasic disorder in thin cornea
  • Risk factor and prognosis for corneal ectasia after refractive surgery
  • Genetic tools for screening ectasic disorders
  • Collagen orientation and distribution in ectasic disorders
  • Numerical models of the cornea
  • Thermodynamic aspect of the cornea during cross-linking
  • Mechanical behavior of the ectasic cornea
  • New equipment under development: iontoforesis, accelerated cross-linking
  • New compound under development: Hypoosmolar riboflavin, polyvinyl pyrrolidone
  • Corneal cross-linking protocols
  • Patient selection for cross-linking or intrastromal corneal ring treatment
  • Combined corneal collagen cross-linking and refractive surgery
  • Cross-linking/Intrastromal corneal ring segment and morphological change at confocal microscopy
  • Cross-linking/Intrastromal corneal ring segment and corneal biomechanical change
  • Cross-linking/Intrastromal corneal ring segment and inflammation
  • Corneal biomechanical proprieties in dynamic conditions in corneal ectasic disorders

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 203868
  • - Editorial

Latest Treatment Option and Technology Advancement in Corneal and Ocular Surface Disease

Ciro Costagliola | Mark Batterbury | ... | Leonardo Mastropasqua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 906087
  • - Review Article

Etiopathogenesis and Therapy of Epithelial Ingrowth after Descemet’s Stripping Automated Endothelial Keratoplasty

Francesco Semeraro | Attilio Di Salvatore | ... | Eliana Forbice
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 404587
  • - Research Article

Imaging Mass Spectrometry by Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization and Stress-Strain Measurements in Iontophoresis Transepithelial Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Paolo Vinciguerra | Rita Mencucci | ... | Riccardo Vinciguerra
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 290619
  • - Clinical Study

Evaluation of Corneal Biomechanical Properties Modification after Small Incision Lenticule Extraction Using Scheimpflug-Based Noncontact Tonometer

Leonardo Mastropasqua | Roberta Calienno | ... | Mario Nubile
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 471642
  • - Research Article

Corneal Epithelial Wound Healing Promoted by Verbascoside-Based Liposomal Eyedrops

Luigi Ambrosone | Germano Guerra | ... | Ciro Costagliola
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 826970
  • - Clinical Study

Evaluation of the Efficacy of 50% Autologous Serum Eye Drops in Different Ocular Surface Pathologies

Francesco Semeraro | Eliana Forbice | ... | Claudio Azzolini
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 658350
  • - Review Article

IOL Power Calculation after Corneal Refractive Surgery

Maddalena De Bernardo | Luigi Capasso | ... | Nicola Rosa
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 610623
  • - Review Article

Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography Imaging of Conjunctival Filtering Blebs after Glaucoma Surgery

Rodolfo Mastropasqua | Vincenzo Fasanella | ... | Leonardo Mastropasqua
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 731565
  • - Research Article

Comparative Study of Corneal Endothelial Cell Damage after Femtosecond Laser Assisted Deep Stromal Dissection

Ting Liu | Jingjing Zhang | ... | Hua Gao
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 748671
  • - Clinical Study

Evaluation of Corneal Deformation Analyzed with Scheimpflug Based Device in Healthy Eyes and Diseased Ones

Michele Lanza | Michela Cennamo | ... | Ugo Antonello Gironi Carnevale
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