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First Author: AngelaTurtoro ITALY
Co Author(s): Massimo Turtoro Michele Fortunato
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Evidence of effectiveness of the cross -linking treatment in a patient with bilateral keratoconus and previously treated with intrastromal rings (Intacs) insertion
: Ophthalmology department Bambino Gesû Hospital, Rome, Italy
The Authors will present the clinical study of a 52 years old patient, suffering from bilateral keratoconus since he was 20 years old and subjected to penetrating keratoplasty surgery in 2000 for the LE (BCVA 8/10) and intrastromal rings insertion in 2005 for the RE (BCVA 6/10). The progressive BCVA reduction, the conus ectasy and the reduction of the central corneal thickness made the retreating of the case necessary.
Treated with cross-linking (following the international protocol and partially transepithelial) the patient was showing after 10 months from the treatment: BCVA 8/10, orbscan stabilization of the conus and central corneal thickness increased at the pachymetry measurement.
Corneal cross-linking represents a valid therapeutic solution in evolving keratoconus cases and in patients treated Intacs insertion. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE