Detection of ectatic corneal diseases based on pentacam

Bernardo T. Lopes, Isaac C. Ramos, Daniel G. Dawson, Michael W. Belin, Renato Ambrósio

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Pentacam is a rotating Scheimpflug-based corneal and anterior segment tomographer that gives as comprehensive analysis of corneal 3D geometry. With this device the detection of mild keratoconus or ectasia susceptibility is possible. This is fundamental for screening ectasia risk prior to laser vision correction. The identification of susceptible cases at risk for developing progressive iatrogenic ectasia should go beyond (but not over) corneal front surface topography.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)136-142
Number of pages7
JournalZeitschrift fur Medizinische Physik
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 1 2016


  • Diagnosis
  • Ectasia
  • Keratoconus
  • Pentacam
  • Scheimpflug image

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Radiological and Ultrasound Technology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging


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