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Keratoconus progression: Is in vitro fertilization treatment a cause?

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First Author: E.Yuksel TURKEY

Co Author(s):    D. Yalinbas   K. Bilgihan           

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate eyes with keratoconus that progressed after in vitro fertilization (IVF) treatment.

Setting:

Retrospective

Methods:

Six eyes of 3 patients with progression of keratoconus after IVF treatment included in this study. None of the patients had been experienced a pregnancy after IVF treatment. Progression of keratoconus was evaluated with changes in best spectacle corrected vision acuity (BsCVA) and/or spherical equivalent (SE) and/or corneal thickness (CT) and/or keratometric values (simKmean and simKmax) and subjective assessments.

Results:

The mean age of patiens was 32.3±3.6 years and the mean follow-up duration was 13.6±5.9 months respectively. Mean decrease in BsCVA is 0.13±0.15 and CT is 16.1±11.3 µm. Additionally, mean increase in SE, Kmean and Kmax was determined as 1.2±1D, 0.9±0.6D, and 1.3±0.7D respectively.

Conclusions:

Drugs that using in IVF treatment make hormonal changes which may effect corneal biomechanics. So corneal cross linking treatment should be suggested to prevent progression of disease before IVF treatment.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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