Keratoconus to the fore for CORE
Clockwise from top left: Daddi Fadel, Melissa Barnett, Christine Sindt and Karen Carrasquillo

Keratoconus to the fore for CORE

July 5, 2023 Staff reporters

The Centre for Ocular Research & Education (CORE) has dedicated issue 72 of Contact Lens Update to better understanding the underlying causes and treatment advancements for the successful management of ectatic corneal diseases. 


In the issue’s opening editorial, CORE clinical scientist and editor-in-chief of the Journal of Contact Lens Research & Science, Daddi Fadel provided an up-to-date overview of the field. “Prompt diagnosis and regular monitoring are essential for successful outcomes with corneal crosslinking in halting the progression of keratoconus. Additionally, educating patients about the significance of avoiding eye rubbing is crucial for preventing and managing the disease effectively,” she said.  


A specialist in scleral lenses and keratoconus, Dr Melissa Barnett, director of optometry at the University of California, Davis, discussed keratoconus management using contact lenses, highlighting the significance of corneal topography and imaging techniques in lens fitting.


Adjunct Clinical Professor Karen Carrasquillo at the New England College of Optometry, shared clinical insights, emphasising the importance of addressing both mechanical and optical aspects of lens fitting. Proper weight distribution, minimising suction and optimising visual quality with customised optics are crucial factors for effective treatment, she said. 

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