This book presents new technologies which are available now for the rehabilitation of visual acuity in patients suffering from keratoconusand for arresting the progression of this frustrating disease. All these current treatment options in differing combinations aim to improve the quality of life of the patients and although successful, they are causing confusion for the ophthalmologists; what procedure to do and when? How to perform? Which combination of treatments to choose?
Controversies in the Management of Keratoconusprovidesthe widely used treatment options for keratoconus including collagen corneal cross -linking (CXL) covering all the available techniques, intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) , phakic intra-ocular lenses (IOLs), photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) combined or not with CXL penetrating keratoplasty (PK) and deep anterior lamellar keratoplasty ( DALK). Each treatment is addressed by more than one author with different points of view in order to present the various approaches, the logic behind them and the most relevant clinical data available.A chapter by the editor tries to put some light on how to navigate among these controversies.
This book will be of interest to trainees as well as the specialized ophthalmologists.
Adel Barbara MD, FRCOphth, is an Ophthalmic Surgeon and Medical Director at the IVSION Refractive Surgery Centre and the Center for the Treatment of Keratoconus in Haifa. Among the pioneers in refractive surgery and keratoconus new treatments . President of the Society of Refractive Surgery in Israel from 2010-2014. Dr Barbara has published in many international peer reviewed journals and edited the" Textbook on Keratoconus , New Insights" in 2011.Editor in Chief of the "International Journal of Keratoconus&Ectatic Corneal Diseases". In addition to his publishing activities, Dr Barbara regularly presents and leads courses at local and international congresses on the treatment of keratoconus.