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Corneal Topography

Corneal topography, also known as photokeratoscopy, is a non-invasive imaging technique used to map the cornea's anterior curvature. It can also be used in the early screening of keratoconus. The different methods used in corneal topography include Placido disc, scanning-slit, and Scheimpflug topography.

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I took a corneal topography for an issue in my right eye. Please help.

Query: Hi doctor.I need help in reading my corneal topography result. Do I have keratoconus, and if yes, how bad is it? What does the 80 % normal mean? Can you please explain each number in the chart? Lastly, what are my treatment options? My right eye hurts every morning I wake up. I started seeing the do...  Read Full »

Dr. Souhad Abdulhalim Lawand

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The numbers on your keratotopography signify the thickness and the geometry of the cornea, meaning if the corneal surface is usually quite spherical in all its aspects, any areas with increased thickness in comparison to the other areas of that cornea are considered ...  Read Full »

Is keratoconus stage 1 in both eyes in a small kid curable?

Query: Hello doctor, My 5 years old daughter recently diagnosed with Keratoconus stage 1 in both the eyes with high cylindrical power. Is it curable? Does it lead to vision loss? And please let me know what are the best treatment options available for this disease. I am currently on Olopatadine 0.1% once ...  Read Full »

Dr. Arnab Pal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am sorry to hear that she has been diagnosed as Keratoconus stage 1. However, I am surprised as the age is too low. It generally sets in adolescents with onset in early to mid-teens. I guess it is difficult for me to comment without seeing her topography pictures. ...  Read Full »

Does cornea get stronger with age?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 36 years old. I had LASIK before 13 years and I started getting cylindrical number after five years of LASIK. Now, my number is left eye -2.75 at 140 axis and right eye -5.5 at 40 axis. My left eye number has been stable for the last 5 years and my right eye number is stable for the...  Read Full »

Dr. Anand Yattinamani

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Getting cylinder power after LASIK surgery is not a good sign. What was your power before surgery? May be you had a thin cornea and after surgery it is likely that it may get bulged giving power again. Strictly avoid rubbing eyes and get corneal topography test. It is ve...  Read Full »

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