Wydanie 2/2003

Diagnostyka i metody postępowania z pacjentami ze stożkiem rogówki

Diagnosis and management of keratoconic patient

Halina Mańczak, FIACLE

Summary: Keratoconus usually appears in otherwise healthy, young individuals. In early stage keratoconus often is difficult to detect. Progression of the condition leads to significant visual lost. In majority of cases it is a bilateral condition. Patients are worried because of rapid depravation of vision quality and are afraid to go blind. Constant follow up should be provided to all patients to take care of possible keratoconus complications. Article reviews keratoconus etiology, diagnosis of the condition and methods of patient's management.

Keywords: Keratoconus: etiology, diagnosis, biomicroscopy techniques, management and patient's psychological profile.


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