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Session Title: Cross-linking
Session Date/Time: Monday 07/10/2013 | 14:30-16:30
Paper Time: 16:10
Venue: Elicium 2 (First Floor)
First Author: : I.Saelens THE NETHERLANDS
Co Author(s): : M. Doors T. Berendschot S. Gast R. Nuijts
To report the mid to long-term effects of CXL in corneal ectatic disease
Maastricht University Eye Clinic, The Netherlands.
Between September 2007 and December 2011, 150 eyes underwent a CXL-procedure. The mean follow-up was 22.7 months. After treatment, the steep keratometry (Preop: 49.49± 4.73 D) decreased to 49.02 ± 4.77 D and 47.80 ± 6.05D after 2 and 4 years, respectively. Linear mixed model analysis showed that the decrease of both steep the K-reading and the mean keratometry was significant over time. Two years postoperatively, endothelial cell density (2728 cellen/mm2 vs preop 2720 cellen/mm2), uncorrected visual acuity (0.77 logMar vs. preop: 0.84 logMar) and best corrected visual acuity (0.20logMar vs. preop 0.24logMar) were stable. After 1 year, 8 eyes (7%) showed progression.
The flattening effect of CXL continues until 4 years after treatment.
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