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Complications after corneal cross-linking for progressive keratoconus

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First Author: D.Van der Werf THE NETHERLANDS

Co Author(s):    N. Soeters   N. Tahzib           

Abstract Details



Purpose:

Review of complications after corneal crosslinking (CXL) in cases of progressive keratoconus.

Setting:

Department of Ophthamology, UMC Utrecht, The Netherlands

Methods:

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.

Results:

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.

Conclusions:

Although there is a minor chance of complications shortly after CXL, this treatment can be considered as safe.

Financial Disclosure:

... research is funded, fully or partially, by a competing company

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