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Accelerated cross-linking in the treatment of keratoconus

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First Author: M.Abouhussein EGYPT

Co Author(s):    M. Elnawawy              

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To evaluate the efficacy and safety of accelerated crosslinking system in the treatment of keratoconus.


Alexandria faculty of medicine Egypt


Accelerated crosslinking was done using the CCL-365-18 Peschke GmbH. Follow up was done after 3 days for contact lens removal, then after 1 week, 1 month, 3 months and 6 months for assessment of uncorrected visual acuity, best corrected visual acuity and slit lamp examination. Refractive and topographic changes were also recorded.


The study included 40 eyes of 21 patients. All patients completed at least 6 months postoperative follow up. There were 13 females and 8 males. Age ranged from 18 to 32 years with a mean 25.9  5years.There were a statistically significant improvement in average keratometry readings (P 0.001*). The preoperative mean average keratometry was 48.4633.1( 43.74 - 55) and changed to 47.322.9 (42.15 - 53) at 6 months of follow up.


Accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking can be considered as a safe procedure for the treatment of keratoconus. FINANCIAL INTEREST: NONE

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