Welcome to the Keratoconus Diary.

How can we defeat Keratoconus?
A BETTER UNDERSTANDING OF KERATOCONUS

Keratoconus has long been regarded as a “dystrophy of unknown origin, but we shall provide relevant information and evidence to support the theory that keratoconus is a mechanical disease  caused by repetitive and vigorous  eye rubbing.

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STOP RUBBING YOUR EYES!

This website is not intended to sell or promote any form of treatment or therapeutic agent. We wish to sensitize patients to the importance of eye rubbing in keratoconus causation and progression, and we shall demonstrate this with real patients and real case studies throughout the site.

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AUTHORS & CONTRIBUTORS

Main Authors:

  • Damien GATINEL
  • Adrien MAZHARIAN 

Co-Authors:

  • Alain SAAD
  • Romain COURTIN
  • Christophe PANTHIER

Special Editing Consultant:

  • Cordelia CHAN
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KERATOCONUS SUPPORT

We provide a portal for you to share your views and ask questions

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OUR CASES
These are our patients with keratoconus or those who developed ectasia (keratoconus-like changes) after refractive surgery. These patients are real. All we instructed them to do was to stop rubbing their eyes or to change their sleeping position (to avoid compressing the eye), and their condition improved and/or stabilized. We have photographic evidence, videos and comparative topographic maps to demonstrate clinical and topographic stability after cessation of eye rubbing. Many of these cases have been prospectively followed for up to 9 years from the time of diagnosis.
All these cases revealed clinical and topographic stability after the cessation of eye rubbing.
 
 
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Number of cases
30
Average age of patients
19
Mean length of follow-up (months)
35
Male cases
21
Female cases
12
Unilateral cases

News & Publications

The latest publications, news and views on keratoconus, from experts in the field of Ophthalmology

Patient Testimonials

Since I met Dr. Gatinel’s team, I realized the importance of eye rubbing and I realized that i was rubbing my eyes more often than i thought. My disease is stable since I stopped definitely rub my eyes. Thanks to them.
Case #36Ms F.D
I would like to thank Dr. GATINEL and his team who took the time to listen to me in consultation and to explain the issue of rubbing eyes in my illness. Since that time I noticed that my rubbing was important and my entourage also pointed out to me. From now on I have definitely stopped rubbing my eyes and my illness is no longer evolving.
Case #17Mr R.M