Reshaping procedures for the surgical management of corneal ectasia.

Journal Article (Review;Journal Article)


Corneal ectasia is a progressive, degenerative, and noninflammatory thinning disorder of the cornea. Recently developed corneal reshaping techniques have expanded the treatment armamentarium available to the corneal specialist by offering effective nontransplant options. This review summarizes the current evidence base for corneal collagen crosslinking, topography-guided photorefractive keratectomy, and intrastromal corneal ring segment implantation for the treatment of corneal ectasia by analyzing the data published between the years 2000 and 2014.

Financial disclosure

No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ziaei, M; Barsam, A; Shamie, N; Vroman, D; Kim, T; Donnenfeld, ED; Holland, EJ; Kanellopoulos, J; Mah, FS; Randleman, JB; Daya, S; Güell, J; ASCRS Cornea Clinical Committee,

Published Date

  • April 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 41 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 842 - 872

PubMed ID

  • 25840308

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1873-4502

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0886-3350

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.jcrs.2015.03.010


  • eng