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Does the progressive increasing effect of radial keratotomy (hyperopic shift) correlate with undetected early keratoconus?
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PMID:  7517782     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Keratoconus suspect is a new clinical entity revealed by videokeratography. We perform systematic videokeratography on all candidates for refractive surgery, and have identified a keratoconus suspect in more than 10% of eyes. A lot of patients with undetected early keratoconus have been operated on since 1980. We suggest a possible correlation between early keratoconus suspect and the hyperopic shift following radial keratotomy. Our arguments are based on clinical observations, knowledge about pathogenesis of keratoconus and the mechanism of action of radial keratotomy, and epidemiological considerations.
J J Saragoussi; Y J Pouliquen
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of refractive and corneal surgery     Volume:  10     ISSN:  1081-0803     ISO Abbreviation:  J Refract Corneal Surg     Publication Date:    1994 Jan-Feb
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-08-08     Completed Date:  1994-08-08     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9431306     Medline TA:  J Refract Corneal Surg     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  45-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, Hotel-Dieu Hospital, Paris, France.
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MeSH Terms
Cornea / surgery*
Hyperopia / etiology*
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted
Keratoconus / diagnosis*,  etiology
Keratotomy, Radial / adverse effects*

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