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First Author: E.Mrukwa-Kominek POLAND
Co Author(s): M. Sarnat L. Drzyzga
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To strengthen the corneal structure, inhibition of the corneal thinning process and neovascularization by the method of cross-linking in a patient with peripheral ulcerative keratitis
Department of Ophthalmology, Independent University Hospital No5, Silesian University of Medicine, Katowice, Poland
34 year old men was referred to Corneal Unit of the University Hospital. Left eye of patient suffering from peripheral ulcerative keratitis was treated with collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and ultraviolet-A light. On the contrary to usual use of collagen cross-linking, no epithelium was removed during this procedure. The central cornea was covered with a patch while the peripheral part of the tissue was subjected to ultraviolet light.
One month after procedure we observed the improvement of visual acuity, reduction of irregular astigmatism and stability of corneal thickness. No complication was noticed The patient is still under control, however one week postoperatively the increase of peripheral corneal thickness, better epithelialization were noticed.
The use of collagen cross-linking in patient with peripheral ulcerative keratitis in an effective method in treatment of this disease.