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Subspecialties Imaging & Diagnostics, Cornea / Ocular Surface

When Imaging Isn’t Enough

From least to greatest severity, keratoconus can be managed with interventions ranging from spectacles, contact lenses, intracorneal ring segments, corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) or corneal transplants – usually with reasonable success. But a significant proportion of patients continue to deteriorate or progress to severe disease, despite getting the best possible treatment. Why? In many cases, the problem begins with diagnosis. This shows us two clear unmet needs: early detection of keratoconus, and a better understanding of why some patients don’t respond to treatment.

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About the Authors

Swaminathan Sethu

Swaminathan Sethu is a Research Scientist, Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bengaluru, India.


Natasha Pahuja

Natasha Pahuja is a Cornea and Refractive surgeon with Eyelight Laser Center & Eyecare, Pune, and a Translational Scientist, Grow Research Laboratory, Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bengaluru.


Rohit Shetty

Rohit Shetty is Vice Chairman and Chief of Cornea and Refractive surgery, Neuroophthalmology and Electrophysiology, Narayana Nethralaya Eye Hospital, Bengaluru.

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