Keratoconus and Corneal Collagen Cross-linking

    • CE credits 1 hours
    • COPE code 74329-AS / 122773
    • Available until Oct 12, 2024


Guest Lecturer
Kamiar Mireskandari,
John and Melinda Thompson Chair in Vision Research
Professor and Staff Ophthalmologist Dept. of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences Hospital for Sick Children and University of Toronto

Disclosure: Dr. Mireskandari has received research funding from Bayer, and serves on advisory boards for Santen Canada Inc and Novatis.

Learning Objectives

  • Review updated methods in diagnosis and diagnostic tests
  • Review how to determine the optimal treatment plan
  • Review current prevention through Corneal Collagen Cross Linking

Course Description

In order to understand and recognize the risk factors connected with keratoconus as well as to study the various treatment options, Dr. Kamiar Mireskandari will guide learners through key features of the condition. He'll review methods of detection—with a focus on early detection—to improve patient outcomes.

Dr. Mireskandari will walk learners through a few patient cases, reviewing a number of approaches to treatment such as mini scleral lenses. The corneal collagen cross-linking procedure will also be a key treatment discussed at length.

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Quick Question

A complication of keratoconus is depicted in the following photos. Which of these conditions is depicted?

Keratoconus and Corneal Collagen Cross-linking - Quick Question
  • Corneal ulcer
  • Cataract
  • Corneal hydrops

    This acute complication of keratoconus will be discussed by Dr. Mireskandari in the lecture (16:35).

  • Herpes simplex keratitis

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