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Global clinicians survey on keratoconus diagnosis and management

The Centre for Eye Research Australia invites corneal specialists around the world to complete this online survey on keratoconus management.

CERA is an international leader in eye research, devoted to finding better ways to treat eye conditions and prevent vision loss and blindness.

We are conducting the first global survey of the various approaches used by corneal specialists around the world to diagnose and manage keratoconus patients.

By taking part in this survey, you will help us to understand clinicians’ perspectives on keratoconus, and to assess the similarities and differences in global diagnostic and treatment methods.

To take part in this survey, please first read the information below.

Information for participants


Project title: Global clinicians survey on keratoconus diagnosis and management

Principal investigator: Dr Srujana Sahebjada

Contact: srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au

Purpose of the study

The aim of this study is to assess the various approaches used by corneal specialists globally in diagnosing and managing keratoconus patients.

Who should participate?

We would like to invite all corneal specialists who manage keratoconus patients to complete this online survey.

Why is it important to participate?

Despite the increasing prevalence of keratoconus, there is no globally established:

  • standard system for the diagnosis or classification of keratoconus,
  • accepted definition of progression, or
  • diagnosis and management criteria for the condition.


These survey results will help us understand the clinicians’ perspective of the condition and present the similarities/differences in global diagnostic and treatment ways of managing keratoconus subjects.

Ethics approval

This research has received ethics approval in accordance with Royal Victorian Eye and Ear Hospital Human Research Ethics Committee (Project No- 10/954H).


By completing the survey your consent is implied. Your participation in this survey is voluntary and all your individual responses will be kept confidential.

All data is stored in a secure, password-protected, web-based application called REDCap.


The survey results, in aggregated format, will be presented at scientific/medical conferences or through community events/newsletter as well as through publication in peer reviewed journals.

Only group data will appear in publications, reports or presentations arising from the study and will in no way identify an individual.

Find out more

If you have any questions about this research study, please contact Dr Srujana Sahebjada at srujana.sahebjada@unimelb.edu.au

Take the survey now

By proceeding, you agree that you have read the above information and voluntarily agree to participate.

Take the survey online

If you would like to take the survey, please click through to begin. The survey should take under 15 minutes to complete.

Learn more about keratoconus research at CERA

Our corneal research team strives to find better ways to diagnose and treat conditions such as keratoconus, and to improve all aspects of corneal transplantation.