Presenter: Mitch Ibach, OD, FAAO
COPE Course ID: 71752-AS
Qualified Credit: 1 Hour COPE Approved
Since the vision loss from keratoconus is mostly irreversible, eye care providers need to act with urgency, referring these patients for corneal stabilizing procedures to stop the progression. Oftentimes, the missing link between KCN onset and surgical treatments to save vision is early diagnosis. This lecture focuses on improving KCN diagnosis by recognizing patient traits and underlying conditions, leveraging common in-office diagnostics that every optometrist employs, and finally making the definitive KCN diagnosis with advanced diagnostics. Understanding the methods to better detect KCN will shift the treatment paradigm earlier for patients, ultimately preserving vision.