Differentiating Keratoconus and Corneal Warpage by Analyzing Focal Change Patterns in Corneal Topography, Pachymetry, and Epithelial. Cont Lens Anterior Eye. Sep;26(3) Hydrogel contact lens-induced corneal warpage. Schornack M(1). Author information: (1)Department of. Before the advent of corneal topography, corneal warpage was generally described as a condition that included distorted keratometer mires.

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You will receive an email whenever this article is corrected, updated, or cited in the literature. It shows clear cone-like pattern in keratoconus, which is absent in warpage. LiOptovue, Inc. On the contrary, this is more indicative of warpage of the corneal wallcaused by repeated trauma inflicted by the particular rubbing technique. Several new tools have been developed to make the detection of FFK more reliable. These metabolic challenges can change corneal physiology sufficiently to cause clinically significant corneal vorneal.

The pink area denotes keratoconus, while the blue area denotes warpage. Corjeal corneal epithelial topographic asymmetry as a sensitive diagnostic tool for early and advancing keratoconus.

Hydrogel contact lens-induced corneal warpage.

LouieNone; J. Keratoconus diagnosis with optical coherence tomography pachymetry mapping. Keratoconus subjects included in this study were diagnosed clinically with the following inclusion criteria: SchallhornNone; Codneal. The minimum epithelial thickness in the keratoconus group was significantly lower than that in the normal group but was not different from that in the warpage or the FFK group.

The topographic abnormality included inferior—superior asymmetry greater than 1.

Hydrogel contact lens-induced corneal warpage.

Schematic representation of the approximation of the corneal profile vertical cross section obtained with the Scheimpflug camera of the Pentacam topographer. A generalized estimation equation model 16 was used to account for the correlation between the eyes of the same subject.

Corneal epithelial thickness mapping by Fourier-domain optical coherence tomography in normal and keratoconic eyes. Intrinsic position uncertainty impairs overt search performance.


Ectasia or permanent corneal warpage?

J Cataract Refract Surg. Proposed approach for comprehensive keratoconus and warpage diagnosis in a clinical setting. The biomechanical alteration causes buckling of the corneal dome, which results in a relative backward position of the inferior steepened cornea arrow.

While the alteration of the corneal profile is difficult to appreciate in the magnified picture, it is clear that it does not resemble cornael major protrusion or an ectasia. There is no protrusion here, as demonstrated corneall the raw image of the vertical slice taken by the Scheimpflug camera.

The pachymetry and epithelial thickness maps were also centered on the pupil croneal. There was no difference in age between groups Table 2. All warpage cases in our study were induced by RGP or soft toric contact lenses instead of regular soft spherical lenses, probably because RGP and soft toric contact lenses had more effect in changing the corneal epithelium.

This is contrary to the positive Warpage Index we see in nonkeratoconic contact lens warpage. Repeated trauma exerted on the corneal surface results in asymmetric curvature redistribution B.

The Anterior Ectasia Index of normal eyes 1. Kruskal-Wallis nonparametric tests were used to compare different groups. Two novel diagnostic indices were developed to aid in the differential diagnosis of corneal conditions that confront the corneal and refractive surgeon.

The warpage map is the product of the PD maps of anterior topography and epithelial thickness. Given that contact lenses are often used for vision correction in keratoconus, an overall diagnostic scheme is needed to account for this overlap. The warpage cases are then tested with the Anterior Warrpage Index, with the result that the subthreshold cases has pure warpage, while the supra-threshold are diagnosed with both keratoconus and warpage.

More recent studies have shown that corneal pachymetry 5 — 8 and epithelial watpage maps 9 — 13 can be more sensitive than Placido topography for keratoconus diagnosis. The Anterior Ectasia Index for the normal group 1.

Ectasia or permanent corneal warpage? | Defeat Keratoconus

It occurs in Marfan syndrome, in which the cornea also thins and flattens read: From our clinical evaluation of hundreds of keratoconus patients, the first perceived visual symptoms leading to the diagnosis of early keratoconus occurs after cornela to 3 years of intense and repeated eye rubbing. Though warapge Anterior Ectasia Index can separate the keratoconus and normal group perfectly, it does not differentiate between the warpage and normal group.

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Nine of the contact lens-related warpage cases were correctly classified On their own, these maps cannot differentiate keratoconus from other corneal pathologies with similar topographic patterns, such as contact lens-related warpage, dry eye disease, and epithelial basement membrane dystrophy.

LouieJulie M. Normal subjects enrolled in this study were LASIK candidates who had no ocular diseases and have not been wearing contact lenses for at least 2 weeks prior to the exams.

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We previously developed diagnostic parameters based on OCT corneal pachymetry and epithelial thickness maps to detect waprage keratoconus. On the contrary, this area of the cornea is located in a more posterior plane than its superior counterpart, as shown on the vertical crossectional image taken by the Scheimplfug camera red arrowand also demonstrated on the elevation map, which reveals a more negative elevation relative to the best fit sphere.

This change in corneal curvature occurred in a patient after a number of years of vigorous eye rubbing. The resulting slit images were captured by a digital video camera and used to reconstruct the topography of corneal surface. We speculate that it might be caused by upper lid pressure molding the epithelial thickness, causing a normal pattern of slightly thinner superior epithelium and slightly flatter superior topography.