Incidence and prevalence of keratoconus in Denmark

Acta Ophthalmol Scand. 2007 Dec;85(8):890-2. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0420.2007.00981.x. Epub 2007 Jul 23.


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.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Denmark / epidemiology
  • Hospitalization / statistics & numerical data*
  • Humans
  • Incidence
  • Keratoconus / epidemiology*
  • Keratoconus / therapy*
  • Middle Aged
  • Prevalence
  • Registries