Incidence and prevalence of keratoconus in Denmark
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2007
Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Volume 85, Issue 8, pages 890–892, December 2007
How to Cite
Nielsen, K., Hjortdal, J., Aagaard Nohr, E. and Ehlers, N. (2007), Incidence and prevalence of keratoconus in Denmark. Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica, 85: 890–892. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0420.2007.00981.x
- Issue published online: 7 AUG 2007
- Article first published online: 23 JUL 2007
- Received on December 20th, 2006. Accepted on May 14th, 2007.
Purpose: To estimate the prevalence and incidence of hospitalized keratoconus (KC) in Denmark.
Methods: Data extracts from the National Patient Registry under the National Board of Health (which covers the entire Danish population) were analysed.
Results: The prevalence of KC was estimated at 86 patients per 100 000 residents and the incidence at 1.3 per 100 000 per year.
Conclusion: KC is rather widespread in Denmark, with more than 4600 affected individuals.