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First Author: D.Van der Werf THE NETHERLANDS
Co Author(s): N. Soeters N. Tahzib
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Review of complications after corneal crosslinking (CXL) in cases of progressive keratoconus.
Department of Ophthamology, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands
Retrospective analysis of patients treated by CXL at our institution since January 2010. The study focuses on short-term complications, meaning: a maximum of 3 months post-CXL.
Of the 150 treated eyes (111 patients), the following complications occurred in 10 eyes (6.7%): sterile infiltrates (n=1), herpes keratitis de novo (n=1), persistent erosions (n=6), pain >1week caused by irregular epithelium (n=1) and photophobia (n=1). Wound healing problems were the main cause of the noted complications. Permanent or significant vision loss was not a resultant of any of the complications.
Although there is a minor chance of complications shortly after CXL, this treatment can be considered as safe.
... research is funded, fully or partially, by a competing company