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Chair-side Reference: Corneal ectatic diseases and thinning disorders

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The chair-side reference provides general information only and may not be applicable to atypical cases. Corneal ectatic and thinning disorders can be sight-threatening. The addition of imaging technologies, such as corneal topography and/or OCT, has enabled earlier diagnosis and improved ability to monitor progression.

Grading scales exist for more common ectatic diseases such as keratoconus; however, there has not been consensus on a grading scale.

Chair-side Reference: Corneal ectatic diseases and thinning disorders


This Chair-side Reference was produced by the Centre For Eye Health in conjunction with Optometry NSW/ACT, and is reproduced in Pharma with their permission.



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