Should I Have Genetic Testing for Keratoconus?

AvaGen Genetic Keratoconus Test

Should I Have Genetic Testing for Keratoconus? by Brian Chou, OD, FAAO, FSLS April 14, 2020 (Updated April 17, 2022) Keratoconus has a well-established genetic link.  A 2012 review article found that between 6 to 23.5% with keratoconus have someone else in the family with it.  Furthermore, relatives of keratoconus patients are 15-67 times at…

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Should I Wear Contact Lenses During Coronavirus?


Is it Safe to Wear Contact Lenses During the Coronavirus Pandemic? Settling the confusion on coronavirus concerns for contact lens wearers April 6, 2020 Is it safe to wear contact lenses during the COVID-19 pandemic?  For patients with keratoconus and those using medically necessary contact lenses, wearing eyeglasses is usually not a viable option to…

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