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eye rubbing

Incorrect sleeping position and eye rubbing in patients with unilateral or highly asymmetric keratoconus: a case-control study A Mazharian, C Panthier, R Courtin, C Jung, R Rampat, A Saad, D Gatinel. Graefe’s Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology (2020)

  This case-control study aimed to identify new risk factors associated with Unilateral or Highly Asymmetric Keratoconus (UHAKC). The results showed a significant association between UHAKC and the following factors: eye rubbing, either during the day or in the morning and especially when it was done on the ipsilateral side; an incorrect sleeping position, i.e., […]

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No Rub, no Cone: The Keratoconus Conjecture.

No rub No cone by Damien Gatinel, MD, PhD,  from the Rothschild Foundation, Paris, France. The word keratoconus originates from the Greek word “kéras” meaning cornea and the Latin word “cōnus” meaning cone. This denomination is purely descriptive however and does not suggest any mechanism to account for the corneal deformation which remains the hallmark of […]

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Keratoconus, what’s the rub? Cataract and Refractive Surgery Today Eu, April 2017

In this paper, Keratoconus What’s the rub, D Gatinel, CRST Europe, April 2017, I elaborate on the hypothesis that eye rubbing is the root cause of keratoconus. This is a more succinct report of some previously published material pointing toward eye rubbing as prime hit in the keratoconus affection. In my view, keratoconus is not a dystrophy […]

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Eye rubbing: a sine qua non for keratoconus? D Gatinel. Int K Kerat Ect Cor Dis, 2016;5(1):6-12

(Link to the original article here)  download : Eye rubbing a sine qua non for keratoconus Eye rubbing as the root cause of keratoconus? Keratoconus has been labelled a “dystrophy of unknown origin”, and I have long been fascinated by this mysterious disease. A large proportion of my clinical practice is dedicated to the diagnosis, […]

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