Comparision of progession of Keratoconus in Children and Adults | Accuvision

Keratoconus is a disease that is present in the eyes of children and adults. Recent studies on data collected between 1997 and 2010 have highlighted the differences as to how keratoconus develops among children compared with adults.

A retrospective keratoconus study in France using data obtained between 1997 and 2010 found that the keratoconus disease is often more advanced in children than adults and that the rate of advancement is faster among children than adults.

Over 200 keratoconus patients were studied; 49 below or equal to 15 years, and 167 patients aged 27 years or over at time of diagnosis, who were seen within 2 years of the diagnosis.

The study found that keratoconus in children was significantly more severe at diagnosis. Ophthalmoscopic signs were more frequent in the children and minimum keratometry as well as simulated keratometric astigmatism were higher.

After the diagnosis the keratoconus did not evolve more frequently in children compared to the adults. However where there was progression, it did progress faster in the children compared with the adults.

The study concluded that keratoconus among children does need to be monitored and managed very carefully.

Accuvision have been involved in the diagnosis and treatment of keratoconus among adults and children since 2004.

The Care Quality Commission have given special permission to Accuvision laser eye care clinics to diagnose, , monitor, manage and treat patients from the age of 12 years at their clinic in Fulham, London.

To find out more information on keratoconus and the treatment options available for adults and children, just contact Accuvision here.

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