Year : 2018 | Volume
: 19 | Issue : 1 | Page : 19--23
Screening for keratoconus in a refractive surgery population of Upper Egypt
Adham S Saro1, Gamal A Radwan2, Usama A Mohammed2, Mortada A Abozaid2
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Sohag University Hospital, Sohag, Egypt
2 Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag, Egypt
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the prevalence of keratoconus among candidates of refractive surgery in Upper Egypt.
The study was conducted in Sohag University Hospital and Future Center (a private center) for laser in-situ keratomiluesis and refractive surgery in Sohag Governorate, Egypt.
This is an observational cross-sectional study.
Patients and methods
Refractive surgery candidates referred for preoperative evaluation before laser in-situ keratomiluesis, photorefractive keratectomy, and phakic intraocular lens implantation in the period from April 2015 to September 2015 were screened for keratoconus using Sirrus Scheimpflug camera.
The study included 1202 patients, 623 male and 579 female. Keratoconus was detected in 210 (17.5%) patients.
Prevalence of keratoconus among refractive surgery candidates in Upper Egypt is relatively high, which may reflect an underlying high prevalence in the general population.
Mortada A Abozaid
Department of Ophthalmology, Faculty of Medicine, Sohag University, Sohag 82524
|How to cite this article:|
Saro AS, Radwan GA, Mohammed UA, Abozaid MA. Screening for keratoconus in a refractive surgery population of Upper Egypt.Delta J Ophthalmol 2018;19:19-23
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Saro AS, Radwan GA, Mohammed UA, Abozaid MA. Screening for keratoconus in a refractive surgery population of Upper Egypt. Delta J Ophthalmol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2018 Feb 20 ];19:19-23
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