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Nurse-led Rapid Corneal Collagen Cross-linking / UKISOP Society Education Day

Nurse-led Rapid Corneal Collagen Cross-linking By Dan Gore Over the last decade, clinical trial data has accumulated for new interventions in keratoconus that promise to arrest disease progression, significantly reduce transplantation rates and save many patients from long-term reliance on...

Topography based keratoconus progression after corneal collagen cross-linking

Case 1 describes a 35-year-old man with progressive keratoconus (PK). His best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) was right 20/80 (-5.25/-7.75 x 85) and left 20/20 (+4.75/-5.00 x 90). His Ks were right 36.32/48.02 D and 41.15/46.41 D. Right central cornea...

Long-term results of cross-linking treatment for keratoconus

The authors report on the long-term outcomes in a prospective case series of patients with keratoconus undergoing corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) treatment. Thirty-two patients (40 eyes; mean age 22.5+/-5.5 years) with Grade I, II and III progressive keratoconus were recruited...

Does pregnancy cause progression of keratoconus in previously cross-linked corneas?

This is a prospective study involving 24 eyes of 19 patients with stabilised or regressed keratoconus after a successful accelerated cross linking (A-CXL) treatment. Patients were recruited at a routine follow-up visit in the first month of their pregnancy. The...

Does cornea cross-linkage reduce the rate of corneal transplants in keratoconus?

Cornea cross-linking (CXL) is a relatively new treatment in the management of keratoconus, which may help prevent the need for corneal transplant. This paper investigates if the introduction of corneal cross-linkage has reduced the number of corneal transplants performed annually...

Customised corneal crosslinking with supplemental oxygen

In this prospective interventional case series, the authors investigate using supplemental oxygen delivery during epithelium-on corneal crosslinking (CXL) with specially designed oxygen delivery goggles. Twenty-seven eyes of 24 patients underwent epi-on CXL with Riboflavin and Ultraviolet-A irradiation. At six months...

What about the children? Cornea cross-linking for children with keratoconus

Keratoconus can behave more aggressively in paediatric than in adult patients. Collagen cross-linking has been shown to slow the progression of keratoconus in adults. This systematic review determined the effectiveness of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in children. For this study,...

Bandage contact lens cultures after corneal collagen cross-linking

Corneal collagen cross-linking (CCL) is a treatment modality that has been shown to stop the progression of keratoconus. There have also been reports that CCL acts as an antimicrobiologic agent in treating resistant microbial keratitis. This study aimed to investigate...

Can closing the eyelid during riboflavin induction phase of crosslinking increase corneal thickness?

Corneal crosslinking (CXL) with riboflavin and UVA irradiation is the standard treatment for preventing progression of keratoconus. Thinning of the cornea during the riboflavin loading phase was reported in previous studies which used riboflavin with dextran. A minimum stromal thickness...

Chronic lymphocytic leukaemia (CLL) of the lacrimal sac

The authors present a case series of three patients with known CLL, two of which presented with mass and epiphora and one case with epiphora alone. All three patients had initially being diagnosed and were treated for chronic dacryocystitis. Histopathological...

Troubleshooting in LASIK

Contemporary laser in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) is safe and effective. It remains the dominant intervention in routine refractive surgery for a good reason: predictable results, rapid visual recovery, and relatively simple strategies for revision treatment. Over 95% of patients are...