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Keratoconus referrals – time for consensus

05/04/2018

Dr Tess Huynh authored an article for mivision on the range of treatment options available for patients with keratoconus. She explained how optometrists and ophthalmologists can work together when treating patients with keratoconus to give patients the best visual outcomes. This includes ensuring that patients are fully informed about their treatment options, and factoring in patient quality of life when selecting treatments.

Below is an excerpt from the article.

Keratoconus management has come a long way and we can now offer patients real hope with regard to preserving and even correcting vision. Careful patient selection is essential and multidisciplinary care is accepted as the gold standard to achieve optimal patient outcomes.

Keratoconus (KCN) is a chronic, debilitating, progressive corneal disease characterised by corneal thinning, protrusion and scarring, irregular astigmatism and poor vision. Although bilateral, the disease is asymmetrical and one eye will be affected more than the other. The incidence of KCN is about one in 2,000, increasing to one in 500 in the Asian population.

Read the full article here.

 

Dr Tess Huynh is a highly respected corneal, cataract and refractive surgeon with over 16 years of experience. She has a special interest in managing patients with keratoconus. Dr Huynh practices at Vision Eye Institute Hurstville.

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