Long-Term Tomographic Evaluation of Unilateral Keratoconus

Lauren M. Imbornoni, Prema Padmanabhan, Michael W. Belin, M. Deepa

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Purpose: To report 5 cases of advanced unilateral keratoconus documented by sequential tomographic evaluation. Methods: Retrospective review over a 10-year period at a single practice identifying patients with unilateral keratoconus by advanced imaging throughout the follow-up period. Results: Five patients were identified with progressive keratoconus in 1 eye and no changes in the fellow eye based on full tomographic evaluation and analysis of both anterior and posterior corneal surfaces and corneal thickness with a mean follow-up period of 59 months (range 39-86). Conclusions: Keratoconus is believed to be a bilateral disease that can present asymmetrically. We present 5 cases that appear to be true unilateral keratoconus with no associated mechanical environmental factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1316-1324
Number of pages9
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1 2017


  • Belin/Ambrosio Enhanced Ectasia Display
  • ectasia
  • tomography
  • unilateral keratoconus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology


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