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Keratoconus - What Has Changed in Diagnosis and Treatment

Michele Lanza

Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

Dr. Michele Lanza, after graduating in Medicine and Surgery at Medical School of Seconda Università di Napoli, he started the residency program in Ophthalmology (2001). Today he is an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at Università della Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli. His field of interest are anterior segment disease, keratoconus, glaucoma, corneal distrophies, and cataract.

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Corneal Topography Corneal Tomography Placido Disc Scheimpflug Camera Corneal Aberrations Corneal Degenerations Early Diagnosis Corneal Ectasia Tear Film Alterations Systemic Association Corneal Biomechanical Properties Corneal Deformation

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Keratoconus is a corneal ectatic disorder that is very far to be completely understood and successfully managed. Thanks to great innovations in different technology fields, physicians now have more options in order to obtain a more precise and earlier diagnosis, such as Scheimpflug camera based device, or corneal biomechanical properties analysis. Some years ago, patients with progressive keratoconus were intended to undergo corneal transplant, and now corneal crosslinking procedure has changed this course, and it is possible to stabilize progression of this disease. Being a fairly new procedure, corneal crosslinking has already changed since its introduction, and it is reasonable to expect further news about it. Even if new devices and procedures are always purposed, it is important to verify them because “new” is not always “better”. Because of that, latest methods need to be methodologically verified.

This book will provide general ophthalmologists, corneal specialists, optometrists and physicians interested in this disease, a complete vision of the latest news regarding the diagnosis and the management of keratoconus.

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Date completed: July 1st 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 20th 2020

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Review results due: December 9th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 7th 2021

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About the editor

Michele Lanza

Università degli Studi della Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”

Michele Lanza was born in Avellino on 28/10/1976. After graduating in Medicine and Surgery at Medical School of Seconda Università di Napoli, he started the residency program in Ophthalmology in 2001. Today he is an Associate Professor in Ophthalmology at Università della Campania, Luigi Vanvitelli. His field of interest are anterior segment disease, keratoconus, glaucoma, corneal distrophies, and cataract. His research field are related to IOL power calculation, eye modification induced by refractive surgery, glaucoma progression, and validation of new diagnostic devices in Ophthalmology.

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