Keratoconus risk calculator developed by team at Moorfields and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology
23 May 2022
A new tool for showing the risk factor in developing keratoconus to clinicians and to aid discussions with patients has been designed by a team at Moorfields Eye Hospital and UCL Institute of Ophthalmology, with support from the NIHR Moorfields Biomedical Research Centre.
Keratoconus is a condition causing thinning of the cornea, which distorts vision. It is often treated with a corneal transplant called ‘crosslinking’. The condition is most prevalent in teenagers. This tool will help predict development and aid earlier treatment.
You can read more about the tool in the article ‘Personalized model to predict keratoconus progression from demographic, topographic and genetic data’ published in the American Journal of Ophthalmology on 23 April 2022.