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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

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The stability of the cornea after corneal collagen cross-linking in pregnant women

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Corneal Biomechanics

Session Date/Time: Saturday 10/09/2016 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 15:40

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 4

First Author: : M.Gavric CROATIA

Co Author(s): :    N. Milicic              

Abstract Details


It is known that during pregnancy significantly increases the level of estrogen and progesterone in a women's body. This affects the cornea, which drows more water then becomes softer and more sensitive. More stretches may lead to a transient increase myopia. Patients with keratoconus have a thin cornea and pregnancy can lead to desease progression. The aim is to show does Cross linking can prevent keratoconus progression.


Speciality Eye Hospital ''Svjetlost'' Zagreb, Croatia


Seven pregnant women with keratoconus were included in this propective study in age 21-28 years. All underwent cross linking on one or both eyes before pregnancy. Five pregnancy were completed surgically and two naturally. The follow up period was pregnancy and 12 months after delivery.


All patients had negligibile progression of keratoconus in pregnancy. One year efter delivery all corneas have remained stable even in women who have given birth naturally.


Corneas that have pre-pregnancy made Cross linking remained stable in spite of all the changes that pregnancy and the postpartum period returns.

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