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Postoperative complications of accelerated corneal collagen cross-linking (A-CXL) in progressive keratoconus

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Session Details

Session Title: Presented Poster Session: Cornea IV

Venue: Poster Village: Pod 3

First Author: : A.Demirok TURKEY

Co Author(s): :    Y. Yildirim   A. Agca   B. Kepez Yildiz   S. Genc   N. Kandemir Basek   G. Kutluturk

Abstract Details

Purpose:

To evaluate postoperative complications of accelerated corneal collagen crosslinking (A-CXL) in progressive keratoconus patients

Setting:

Beyoglu Eye Training and Research Hospital

Methods:

Five hundreds twenty eyes of 344 patients who performed A-CXL datas reviewed retrospectively (5 minutes of UV-A irradiance at 18 mW/cm2, total dose of 5.4 J/cm2). Postoperative complications (such as corneal haze, delayed epithelial healing, peripheral sterile infiltrates, progression, corneal scar, loss of vision) evaluated.

Results:

Severe corneal scar observed in 3 eyes. Percentage of eyes that lost two or more Snellen lines of the CDVA at the 12-month follow-up compared with preoperatively, was 3% in the study. K apex readings increased greater than 1.0 D in 7 eyes of 4 patients.

Conclusions:

A-CXL can use in progressive keratoconus patients with low complication rates

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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