Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/10397/62850
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dc.contributorSchool of Optometry-
dc.creatorGordon-Shaag, A-
dc.creatorMillodot, M-
dc.creatorShneor, E-
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-13T04:21:26Z-
dc.date.available2017-01-13T04:21:26Z-
dc.identifier.issn2277-3800-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10397/62850-
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherJaypee Brothers Medical Publishers Pvt. Ltd.en_US
dc.subjectKeratoconusen_US
dc.subjectEpidemiologyen_US
dc.subjectCorneaen_US
dc.subjectPrevalenceen_US
dc.titleThe epidemiology and etiology of keratoconusen_US
dc.typeJournal/Magazine Articleen_US
dc.identifier.spage7-
dc.identifier.epage15-
dc.identifier.volume1-
dcterms.abstractKeratoconus 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.-
dcterms.bibliographicCitationInternational journal of keratoconus and ectatic corneal diseases, 2012, v. 1, p. 7-15-
dcterms.isPartOfInternational journal of keratoconus and ectatic corneal diseases-
dcterms.issued2012-
dc.identifier.eissn2277-4203-
dc.identifier.rosgroupidr56456-
dc.description.ros2011-2012 > Academic research: refereed > Publication in refereed journal-
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