Keratoconus & Keratoectasia

Dr. Wang's textbook on keratoconus, keratoectasia, corneal topography, wavefront, custom wavefront, topography-driven treatment, custom wavefront-driven treatment, LASIK/PRK/RK/IOL complications, vision, night glare, double vision, premium IOL complications after cataract surgery, LASIK surgeon, Nashville, Tennessee (TN).

Over the recent years, keratoconus and keratoectasis have become increasingly important diseases in ophthalmic practice due to the increasing number of keratorefractive surgery cases and the availability of new treatment modalities other than corneal transplantation. For both the genetic form of the disease (keratoconus) and the acquired form (keratoectasia), new modalities of diagnosis and treatments have become available, enabling physicians to treat these two ecstatic corneal diseases earlier and effectively, delaying or even avoiding major surgeries such as corneal transplantation. Keratoconus and Keratoectasia: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment by Dr. Ming Wang and his contributors, represents the first state-of-the-art comprehensive synthesis of the current understanding of the etiology, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of both keratoconus and keratoectasia.

Diagnosis Include:

  • Topographic diagnosis
  • Measuring corneal strength – corneal hysteresis
  • Corneal epithelial mapping with ultrasound biomicroscopy
  • Wavefront analysis in keratoconus
  • Infrared light image screening – a new screening tool for keratoconus

Treatments Include:

  • Non-surgical treatment with contact lenses
  • Lamellar and penetrating keratoplasty
  • Excimer laser surface treatment
  • Topography-and wavefront-guided excimer laser treatment
  • Intacs ring
  • UV-cross linking
  • Future treatment

Keratoconus and Keratoectasia: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment is a concise, well-illustrated and clinically in dispensable guide for treating these two important corneal diseases and is a must have for all ophthalmologists, optometrists, residents, fellows, and medical students.

Ming Wang, MD, PhD, Director
Wang Vision Institute
1801 West End Ave, Ste 1150
Nashville TN 37203
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