Date of Award

5-5-1986

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science in Vision Science

Committee Chair

John R. Roggenkamp

Abstract

An overview of clinical diagnosis, etiology, and treatment is provided to help the clinician understand keratoconus. Keratoconus is a non-inflammatory thinning and protrusion of the cornea. The exact etiology is unclear. Gas permeable rigid contact lenses have proven to be a successful method of treatment. Surgical intervention should only be considered after other methods of treatment have proven unsuccessful.

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Optometry Commons

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