Mechanisms of rubbing-related corneal trauma in keratoconus.

@article{Mcmonnies2009MechanismsOR,
  title={Mechanisms of rubbing-related corneal trauma in keratoconus.},
  author={Charles W. Mcmonnies},
  journal={Cornea},
  year={2009},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={607-15}
}
PURPOSE Corneal scarring in keratoconus, which is observed prior to contact lens wear and in association with a chronic habit of abnormal rubbing, suggests a keratocyte change to a repair phenotype in response to rubbing trauma. METHODS This review examines known and putative mechanisms for rubbing-related corneal trauma and cone formation. RESULTS Responses to eye rubbing (and possible causal links) may include increased corneal temperature, epithelial thinning, increased concentrations of… CONTINUE READING

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