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Clinician and researcher Damien Gatinel, PhD, MD, strongly believes that keratoconus is caused by patients rubbing their eyes and sleeping with their faces against the pillow. Since 2007, he has... read more →
Evaluation of total and corneal wavefront high order aberrations for the detection of forme fruste keratoconus.
Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2012 May 17;53(6):2978-92. doi: 10.1167/iovs.11-8803. Saad A., Gatinel D. Abstract PURPOSE: To investigate the application of anterior corneal and ocular aberrations in detecting mildly ectatic corneas. METHODS: This study... read more →
Ophthalmology. 2013 Aug;120(8):e56-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.04.028. Saad A, Gatinel D. Comment in Author reply: To PMID 22892148. [Ophthalmology. 2013] Comment on Use of a support vector machine for keratoconus and subclinical keratoconus detection by... read more →
J Refract Surg. 2014 Aug;30(8):542-7. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20140711-07. By Saad A, Guilbert E, Gatinel D. Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the ability to discriminate between normal and keratoconic corneas by analyzing intereye corneal asymmetry parameters and... read more →
J Refract Surg. 2014 Nov;30(11):727. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20141021-02. Gatinel D. Comment in Reply: To PMID 24972407. [J Refract Surg. 2014] Comment on Dynamic Scheimpflug-based assessment of keratoconus and the effects of corneal cross-linking.... read more →
Repeatability of Keratometry Measurements Obtained With Three Topographers in Keratoconic and Normal Corneas.
J Refract Surg. 2016 Mar;32(3):187-92. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20160113-01. By Guilbert E, Saad A, Elluard M, Grise-Dulac A, Rouger H, Gatinel D. Abstract PURPOSE: To assess the repeatability of the corneal topography functions of Orbscan II (Bausch & Lomb,... read more →
J Refract Surg. 2016 Aug 1;32(8):510-6. doi: 10.3928/1081597X-20160523-01. By Saad A. & Gatinel D. Abstract PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of a new objective method based on Placido disk-derived data for... read more →
Validation of an Objective Keratoconus Detection System Implemented in a Scheimpflug Tomographer and Comparison With Other Methods.
Cornea. 2017 Jun;36(6):689-695. doi: 10.1097/ICO.0000000000001194. Abstract PURPOSE: To validate a recently developed program for automatic and objective keratoconus detection (Keratoconus Assistant [KA]) by applying it to a new population and... read more →
I have just published a paper about in vivo corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL), and I believe it is certain to trigger some controversy. It is not my intention to be a heretic, but... read more →
Indices and screening tests are important to detect early keratoconus and corneal topography is certainly the reference examination that should be systematically performed as part of the preoperative assessment prior... read more →
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... read more →
This article aims to provide a comprehensive explanation for the physio pathogenesis of keratoconus and demonstrate why it is not corneal dystrophy... read more →
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... read more →