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Monday, April 15, 2013

EFFECTIVENESS OF CORNEAL CROSS-LINKING WITH KERATOCONUS AND POST-LASIK ECTASIA

This study in the Journal of Cornea and External Disease evaluated the effectiveness of corneal cross-linking on patients with primary and secondary ectasia, including patients with keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia.

The results showed improvement in both corrected and uncorrected visual acuity over a 6 month period of time, with no regression over a 36 month period.  The untreated control group showed worsening in visual acuity over the same period of time.  The study concludes:

This study shows that corneal collagen cross-linking can stabilize progressive corneal ectasia, both primary and secondary, with no induced iatrogenic effects.

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