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Corneal collagen cross-linking can reduce the burden of eye bank

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First Author: S.Hassan BANGLADESH

Co Author(s):    N. Gangopadhaya              

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To report the outcome of Corneal Collagen Cross-linking with Riboflavin (C3R / CXL) can stabilize the progress of Keratoconus and can reduce the burden over donor cornea to some extends.

Setting:

Retrospective study by single surgeon at Cornea Clinic & Research Center, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Study period was from April 2012 to January 2014.

Methods:

This study includes 284 eyes of 213 patients with keratoconus scheduled for standard treatment of corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin (C3R / CXL). Corneal thickness of all patients was 400 micro meter or above. All patients were checked for unaided visual acuity, Latest refractive error and corrected visual acuity, visual acuity with RGP or Rose –K Contact Lens, corneal topography, pachymetry, specular microscopy, intraocular pressure and posterior segment evaluation. All those things were checked in every post operative one, three, six, nine and twelve months postoperatively.

Results:

C3R is stabilized the clinical condition of all patients. It also flattens & improves visual acuity 1 to 8 lines in 65% of patients.

Conclusions:

Results of C3R were quite good. The life of keratoconus patient will be more comfortable if we can do this procedure in early stage of this disease. We reduce the load of 284 eyes from donor cornea in last two year by doing C3R.In advance country 15% patients who are demanding donor cornea are keratoconus. So C3R also have a very good role to reduce the load donor cornea.

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