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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

Purpose:

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

Setting:

Magrabi Eye Hospital, Cairo, Egypt

Methods:

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

Results:

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

Conclusions:

Cross linking is an effective procedure in treating acanthameba keratitis

Financial Interest:

NONE

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