Keratoconus and related noninflammatory corneal thinning disorders.

@article{Krachmer1984KeratoconusAR,
  title={Keratoconus and related noninflammatory corneal thinning disorders.},
  author={Jay H. Krachmer and Robert S. Feder and Michael Wellington Belin},
  journal={Survey of ophthalmology},
  year={1984},
  volume={28 4},
  pages={
          293-322
        }
}
Keratoconus and other noninflammatory corneal thinning disorders (keratoglobus, pellucid marginal degeneration and posterior keratoconus) are characterized by progressive corneal thinning, protrusion and scarring; the result is distorted and decreased vision. The etiology and pathogenesis of these disorders are unknown but may be associated with a variety of factors, including contact lens wear, eye rubbing, Down's syndrome, atopic disease, connective tissue disease, tapetoretinal degeneration… CONTINUE READING
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