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Title: The epidemiology and etiology of keratoconus
Authors: Gordon-Shaag, A
Millodot, M
Shneor, E
Keywords: Keratoconus
Epidemiology
Cornea
Prevalence
Issue Date: 2012
Publisher: Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.
Source: International journal of keratoconus and ectatic corneal diseases, 2012, v. 1, p. 7-15 How to cite?
Journal: International journal of keratoconus and ectatic corneal diseases 
Abstract: Keratoconus is a noninflammatory disorder characterized by ectasia of the central or inferior portion of the cornea. This review presents the scant epidemiological information known to date and the factors believed to cause the development of the disease. They are the genetic factors for which evidence come from family studies, twin studies and genetic loci. There appears to be multiple genes causing a keratoconus phenotype with variable penetration. However, the generic predisposition might not be enough; environment factors, such as eye rubbing, atopy and UV exposure, may have a role in generating the disease.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/62850
ISSN: 2277-3800 (print)
2277-4203 (online)
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