Epidemiology of keratoconus in an Iranian population.

  title={Epidemiology of keratoconus in an Iranian population.},
  author={Hossein Ziaei and Mohammad Reza Jafarinasab and Mohammad Javadi and Farid Karimian and Hossein Poorsalman and Manijeh Mahdavi and Mohammad Reza Shoja and Marzieh Katibeh},
  volume={31 9},
PURPOSE To determine the incidence of clinical keratoconus (KCN) in an Iranian population. METHODS This prospective surveillance study was conducted in Yazd province in central Iran (population 990,818). During 1 year (July 2008 to June 2009), all new patients with KCN were registered and referred. Diagnosis was based on the topographic pattern, and indices were measured and eye examination was done by anterior segment subspecialists. RESULTS Of the 564 eligible patients referred, 28 did… CONTINUE READING

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