Biomechanics of corneal ectasia and biomechanical treatments.

  title={Biomechanics of corneal ectasia and biomechanical treatments.},
  author={Cynthia J. Roberts and William Joseph Dupps},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  volume={40 6},
UNLABELLED Many algorithms exist for the topographic/tomographic detection of corneas at risk for post-refractive surgery ectasia. It is proposed that the reason for the difficulty in finding a universal screening tool based on corneal morphologic features is that curvature, elevation, and pachymetric changes are all secondary signs of keratoconus and post-refractive surgery ectasia and that the primary abnormality is in the biomechanical properties. It is further proposed that the… CONTINUE READING