Effectiveness of intracorneal ring segments for keratoconus

Se Eun Park, Michael Tseng, Jimmy K. Lee

Abstract

PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To review the efficacy of intrastromal corneal ring segments (ICRS) for keratoconus and with other interventions such as contacts lens, keratoplasty, and corneal collagen cross-linking. RECENT FINDINGS: Changes in ICRS thickness and size, combination of procedures, and the adaptation of a more sophisticated classification system have broadened our application of ICRS. Recent studies have shown the long-term efficacy of ICRS in visual acuity, keratometry, and astigmatism. SUMMARY: Studies have demonstrated the short-term and long-term efficacy of ICRS implantation in patients with keratoconus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)220-228
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent opinion in ophthalmology
Volume30
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2019

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology

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