The importance of early diagnosis of Keratoconus
Peter S. Hersh MD
CLEI Center for Keratoconus
Dr. Hersh recently commented on an article that looked at referrals for newly diagnosed Keratoconus patients. This study of around 400 patients found that patients are first being diagnosed fairly late in the disease progression. This is important because, given the availability of corneal collagen cross-linking to decrease Keratoconus progression, earlier diagnosis is essential. We need to identify people at the earliest stages so they can get treatment and avoid site threatening progression. Dr. Hersh explains this in the appended article.