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Table 1 Demographics and preoperative baseline characteristics

From: Manual mid-stromal dissection as a low risk procedure to stabilize mild to moderate progressive keratoconus

Case no. Age (years)/Gender Eye Keratoconus gradec Remarks
1 38/ F OD I-II  
2a 31/ M OS III-IV  
3a 31/ M OD III-IV  
4 27/ M OD II  
5 36/ F OS IV Chronic allergic conjunctivitis
6b 23/ M OD III  
7 72/ F OS II-III Preexisting central corneal scarring, Diabetes mellitus type II
8 34/ M OS III-IV  
9 34/ M OS I  
10 34/ M OS II-III Preexisting central corneal scarring
11 45/ M OD II-III  
12 26/ F OS I-II  
13b 24/ M OS II-III  
14 28/ F OS IV Chronic allergic conjunctivitis
15 37/ F OD III-IV Preexisting central corneal scarring
16 19/ M OD III  
Average 33.8    
SD 12.1    
  1. F = female; M = male; OD = right; OS = left
  2. a,bNote that two patients (cases no. 2, 3, 6, and 13) underwent bilateral manual crosslinking
  3. cKeratoconus grading according to Pentacam Topographic Keratoconus classification [10]