The Keratoconus Course: Comprehensive update on medical and surgical treatments


Coming soon.


Vision Expo East
"Management of Complex Contact Lens Cases with Hybrid, Piggy-back, and Custom Soft Lens Designs"
Friday, March 20, 2015- New York, NY

Vision Expo East
"Anterior Segment OCT Applications in Contact Lens Evaluation"
Friday, March 20, 2015- New York, NY

British Contact Lens Association
"Workshop on Fitting Hybrid and Piggy-back Contact Lenses"
Sunday, May 31, 2015- Liverpool, England


Global Specialty Lens Symposium

"Managing the Irregular Cornea Patient with Hybrid and Scleral Lenses"
January 23, 2015, Las Vegas, NV


Jeffrey Sonsino, O.D., F.A.A.O., director
Ming Wang, M.D., Ph.D., co-director
The Keratoconus Center

Course summary:

This course offers a comprehensive overview of both medical and surgical treatments for keratoconus and keratoectasia. The multidiscipline team of an OD and MD offers the most state-of-the-art treatment for the disease.

Treatment options for the keratoconus and keratoectasia (post-LASIK) patient have remained fairly stagnant over the past 30 years, since the advent of GP lenses and penetrating keratoplasty surgery.  However, we are currently experiencing a renaissance in both the contact lens and surgical treatments of keratoconus.  New design contact lenses are more comfortable and have better optical properties than GPs of the past.  New surgical procedures are impacting the natural course of the disease and offering safer and more effective surgical interventions and in majority of the cases now avoiding corneal transplantation all together. This multidisciplinary discussion proposes a new continuum of care for the keratoconus patient involving both contact lens and surgical management.

Learning Objectives: 

•To understand how keratoconus care evolved over time

•To highlight the challenges associated with current treatments and surgeries

•To outline the current treatment norms in keratoconus

•To propose a new treatment paradigm for keratoconus

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