Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

Comparison of Topographic and Biomicroscopic Features Among Symptomatic Keratoconic Eyes

Prasannakumary C., Valiyaveettil Babitha, Padma B. Prabhu, Jyothi P.T.
Department of Ophthalmology, Govt Medical College, Kozhikode, Kerala, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Valiyaveettil Babitha
Department of Ophthalmology,
Govt Medical College, Kozhikode, 
Kerala - 673008, India
Email id: babithavkalyan@gmail.com


Published Online: 01-NOV-2018
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.396

Abstract
Aim and objectives: This study tries to estimate the relationship between biomicroscopic features and topographic features of keratoconus. 
Design: Descriptive cross sectional study. 
Materials and Methods: Symptomatic keratoconic patients between the age group of 10-30 years were included in this study. Biomicroscopic examination, retinoscopy and corneal topography were done for the patients and their correlation studied. 
Results: The study group included 92 keratoconic eyes having defective vision. The mean age of patients with keratoconus was 20.08 years (SD ± 4.5), 59% (n=54) were males. This study showed a statistically significant positive correlation between anterior segment findings and corneal topographic features. 
Conclusion: Along with biomicroscopic examination, corneal topographic examination is an important method for diagnosis of keratoconus.

Keywords :Keratoconus, Corneal topography, KISA, Central K, SimK