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The role of cross-linking in the management of Acanthameba keratitis

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Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cross-Linking

Session Date/Time: Sunday 06/09/2015 | 15:00-16:30

Paper Time: 16:20

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 4

First Author: : M.Awadalla EGYPT

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Abstract Details


To assess the efficacy of using cross linking in management of Acanthameba Keratitis


Magrabi Eye Hospital, Cairo, Egypt


11 patient with different stages of acanthameba keratitis treated by cross linking through epithelium removed 9-mm diameter zone Photosensitizing drops containing 0.1% riboflavin in dextran 20% were applied on the cornea, once every 3 minutes for 30 minutes. 365-nm wavelength of UV-A light source was used for irradiation, carefully avoiding the limbal area. Corneal surface irradiance was approximately 3 mW/cm2 for a period of 30min. During the induction period, 0.1% riboflavin in 20% dextran drops were topically administered to the cornea at intervals of 2 to 3min


72% of patient had regressed sign of corneal infiltration and symptoms,18% had stopped progression and had stable condition, only 10% had a progressed disease and did a tectonic graft


Cross linking is an effective procedure in treating acanthameba keratitis

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