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Title: Corneal nerve morphology and function in keratoconus
Author: Mannion, Maria Luisa Simó
Awarding Body: The University of Manchester
Current Institution: University of Manchester
Date of Award: 2008
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Abstract:
Keratoconus is a bilateral non-inflammatory corneal ectatic disorder characterised by corneal thinning which leads to distortion and progressive impairmient of vision. There are still many unanswered questions relating to its aetiology, clinical course and the factors affecting its progression. Increased visibility of the corneal nerves appears to be an early sign of the disease and there are reports of reduced corneal sensitivity in keratoconic patients. Early detection of keratoconus is of increasing importance, especially in refractive surgery to avoid the possibility of inducing iatrogenic keratectasia. Corneal topographers that can detect subtle anomalies in corneal curvature are being developed and evaluated. The main aim ot this work was to explore the relationship between corneal nerve structure and function in keratoconus using confocai microscopy and aesthesiometry.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
EThOS ID: uk.bl.ethos.493938  DOI: Not available
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