Corneal collagen cross-linking for ectasia after excimer laser refractive surgery: 1-year results

Paolo Vinciguerra, Fabrizio I. Camesasca, Elena Albè, Silvia Trazza

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Abstract

PURPOSE: To evaluate the 1-year results of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in eyes with postoperative excimer laser refractive surgery corneal ectasia. METHODS: Thirteen eyes of 9 consecutive patients who had undergone excimer laser refractive surgery (photorefractive keratectomy [n=3], LASIK [n=10]) with resultant unstable corneal ectasia underwent CXL with photosensitizing riboflavin 0.1% solution and subsequent exposure to ultraviolet radiation. Study eyes underwent complete ophthalmologic examination, endothelial specular microscopy, corneal topography, and aberrometry as well as central pachymetry and Scheimpflug-based topo/tomography preoperatively and at 3-, 6-, and 12-month intervals. RESULTS: Best spectacle-corrected visual acuity (BSCVA) improvement was statistically significant (P

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)486-497
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Refractive Surgery
Volume26
Issue number7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jul 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Surgery

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