Keratoconus Special Edition
May 30, 2013
Clinical and Experimental Optometry (CXO) is one of the top vision science journals in the world. Richard Lindsay is an Associate Editor of this journal and about a year ago he was asked by the editorial board to co-ordinate a special issue that would be devoted entirely to keratoconus. This special issue has now been published and is available to read in practice.
This is the first time anywhere in the world that an issue of a vision science journal has been devoted entirely to keratoconus and it is highly recommended reading for our patients with keratoconus, as well as families and friends of patients with keratoconus who wish to know more about this condition. The editorial provides a beautiful summary of all the papers featured in the issue and is written by Professor Charles McGhee – a Scot now based in New Zealand – who is an internationally renowned expert on keratoconus. Professor McGhee and his colleague Professor Grzybowski have also collaborated on a delightful paper about the early history of keratoconus, that includes – among other things - a list of terms which have previously been used to describe keratoconus such as ‘sugar loaf cornea’, ‘staphyloma diaphanum’ and ‘prolapses corneae’. There are many other excellent papers, including good review articles on corneal transplantation, the corneal collagen cross-linking treatment and refractive surgery for keratoconus. Note that all the papers in the journal have an abstract and this generally contains a summary of the key points outlined in the paper.
To access this special issue, please follow the link: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/cxo.2013.96.issue-2/issuetoc