How common is keratoconus? More common than you think.

Data from over 4 million patients from a health database in the Netherlands was analyzed to determine the prevalence of keratoconus. Previous studies suggested 1 in 2000 people have keratoconus but this study found the number to be 1 in 375.
These values are 5-fold to 10-fold higher than previously reported values in population studies.

Jaclyn Garlich
Dr. Garlich graduated from the New England College of Optometry in 2010 and completed a residency in primary care and ocular disease at the St. Louis VA. In 2013, she developed an optometry clinical reference mobile app available in the iTunes store. In 2016, she founded 20/20 Glance, a weekly optometry newsletter that gives a rundown on clinically relevant optometry news in an easy to digest format.

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