Copenhagen 2016 Registration Programme Exhibitor Information Virtual Exhibition Satellite Meetings Glaucoma Day 2016 Hotel Star Alliance
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10 - 14 Sept. 2016, Bella Center, Copenhagen, Denmark

This Meeting has been awarded 27 CME credits

 

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A corneal ring to facilitate alcohol-assisted epithelial debridement and to protect corneal limbus during corneal collagen cross-linking

Poster Details

First Author: E. Can TURKEY

Co Author(s):    A. Gul                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To describe a new corneal ring that simplifies alcohol-assisted corneal epithelial debridement and protects corneal limbus during corneal collagen cross-linking (CCL)

Setting:

Ondokuz Mayıs University, Department of Ophthalmology

Methods:

The corneal ring is gently fit on cornea and upper part of the ring was filled with 20% ethanol for 30 seconds. A cotton tip applicator is applied to dry the surface and the ring is removed in order to use at ultraviolet A (UV-A) treatment procedure. Irrigation is performed with 20 ml balanced salt solution before the epithelium was removed gently. The corneal ring is fit just before UV-A irradiation and hold on the cornea during CCL.

Results:

The corneal ring createdthe optimal conditions for successful corneal cross linking and protected the cornea from further damage, and created optimal conditions for regularized and smooth corneal epithelium healing.

Conclusions:

The using of a new corneal ring can be a useful method in CCL by two ways: Facilitating alcohol-assisted epithelial debridement of cornea and corneal limbal protection during CCL.

Financial Disclosure:

One or more of the authors gains financially from product or procedure presented

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