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SYMPOSIUM: KERATOCONUS
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 61  |  Issue : 8  |  Page : 425-427

Newer protocols and future in collagen cross-linking


1 Consultant Ophthalmologist, Wellington Eye Clinic, Dublin, Ireland
2 Ophthalmic Technician/Research Assistant, Wellington Eye Clinic, Dublin, Ireland
3 Institute of Refractive Surgery Science to Innovation in Zürich, Switzerland

Correspondence Address:
Rebecca McQuaid
Level 2, Suite 36, Beacon Hall, Beacon Court, Sandyford, Dublin 18
Ireland
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/0301-4738.116076

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Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) is an established surgical procedure for the treatment of corneal disorders such as corneal ectasia and keratoconus. This method of treatment stabilises the corneal structure and increases rigidity, reducing the requirement for corneal transplantation. Since its development, many scientific studies have been conducted to investigate ways of improving the procedure. Biomechanical stability of the cornea after exposure to UV-A light, and the effect of shortening procedure time has been some of the many topics explored


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