How is Keratoglobus diagnosed?
The main differential diagnosis of a case of keratoglobus is the other noninflammatory ectatic disorders. These include keratoconus, pellucid marginal degeneration, and posterior keratoconus. In addition, confusion might arise in young patients in differentiating keratoglobus from congenital glaucoma and megalocornea.
How common is Keratoglobus?
Keratoglobus is a rare, noninflammatory corneal ectasia characterized by diffuse protrusion and thinning of the cornea.
Can you be misdiagnosed with keratoconus?
Due to the difficulty in identifying keratoconus, these issues in turn may be misdiagnosed and addressed with ineffective treatments, such as a new lens prescription or hard contact lenses.
What does exactly Epikeratoplasty do?
A surgical procedure on the cornea aimed at correcting ametropia. The patient’s corneal epithelium is removed and a donor’s corneal disc (or lenticule) that was previously frozen and reshaped to produce a new anterior curvature is rehydrated and sutured to Bowman’s membrane.
What is the diagnosis code for keratoconus?
Keratoconus, unspecified, unspecified eye H18. 609 is a billable/specific ICD-10-CM code that can be used to indicate a diagnosis for reimbursement purposes.
What is keratoconus suspect?
In general terms, a topographic keratoconus suspect will have a localised area of abnormal steepening which is often inferior, but can be central, or, rarely, superior, and may present as an asymmetrical, truncated or skewed-axis bowtie. The different configurations seen with keratoconus are shown in fig 1.
What can mimic keratoconus?
There are a variety of conditions that can resemble keratoconus including abnormal thinning and steepening of the outer (peripheral) edges of the cornea (pellucid marginal degeneration); thinning of the cornea and an abnormal globe-shaped (globular) or spherical form to the cornea (keratoglobus); chronic non-ulcerative …