The Route to K-MAP
The ongoing K-MAP study is investigating worldwide keratoconus prevalence among pediatric patients. Its hypothesis? True rates are much higher than traditionally reported
Emilio de Almeida Torres-Netto, Nikki Hafezi | | Longer Read
Establishing the actual prevalence of keratoconus is important for many reasons, not least because the allocation of public funds to healthcare activities, such as screening programs, is influenced by such data. And effective screening is essential if we are to diagnose patients sufficiently early to preserve vision with procedures such as corneal cross-linking (CXL). But what is the current situation regarding estimates of keratoconus prevalence?
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