Case report: Keratoconus successfully managed with aspheric GP lens fit, lifestyle changes

Eger, Jeffrey J.
December 2009
Primary Care Optometry News;Dec2009, Vol. 14 Issue 12, p8
Case Study
The article describes the case of a patient with keratoconus who experienced a decline in her overall systemic health following significant improvement in her keratoconic corneal topography profile.


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