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Development of a Web-Based Algorithm for Understanding the Intraocular Lens-Based Surgery in Stable and Progressing Keratoconus for Non-Specialist Ophthalmologists.

Current Eye Research 2023 October 24
PURPOSE: To propose an algorithm to facilitate lens-based surgery in keratoconus.

METHODS: A literature review was performed to prepare a software algorithm based on cone location, stability, best spectacle-corrected distance visual acuity (BSCVA) level and whether there is a clear or cataractous lens. The software usability was assessed through a 10-question questionnaire and two hypothetical keratoconus case histories (moderately simple and moderately complex) given to 15 trainees. The usability questionnaires were graded on a Likert scale (1 = strongly disagree to 5 = strongly agree) and two case histories (1 = very difficult to 7 = very easy).

RESULTS: The algorithm can be found at Thirteen trainees completed the questionnaire. 91.9% would frequently use it; for 100%, it was easy to use independently without technical support; for 63.7%, it was strongly integrated; for 100%, it was consistent; 100% thought that most people would learn to use it quickly, 91.9% found the system not cumbersome to use, felt very confident to use it and need not learn a lot to use it. The first case was found easy by 63.7% and the second by 45%.

CONCLUSION: We present an algorithm as a guide for lens-based surgery in stable and progressing keratoconus, which is classified based on cone location. This algorithm will help trainee and "non-specialist" ophthalmic surgeons understand the pre-operative planning for the surgery and referral to the "specialist" corneal surgeon, considering factors such as progression, BSCVA, keratometry, topography and apex location of the cone in keratoconus patients.

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