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Outcomes of accelerated corneal cross-linking in keratoconic eyes with thin corneas

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First Author: D.Ozek TURKEY

Co Author(s):    O. Kemer                    

Abstract Details

Purpose:

The aim of this study was to evaluate the outcomes of accelerated corneal cross-linking (CXL) performed keratoconic corneas with the thinnest pachymetry values less than 400 �Â�µm.

Setting:

Ankara Numune Research and Training Hospital

Methods:

Twenty eight eyes of 24 patients were included in this study. The uncorrected (UCVA) and best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) with logarithm of the minimum angle of resolution (log-MAR), flattest and steepest keratometric (K) readings, central corneal thickness at the thinnest point (t-CCT), corneal higher-order aberrations with corneal topography, and contrast sensitivity (CS) with Hamilton-Veale chart were assessed before and at the end of the first, third, sixth and twelfth months after CXL.

Results:

Follow up 1 year after CXL; The mean BCVA and contrast sensitivity were increased (p = 0.01, p= 0.02), while the mean UCVA did not show any difference (p > 0.05). Although the mean flattest K (p= 0.58) was found showing no change, steepest K readings were decreased (p = 0.001). No change was observed in the mean t-CCT at the end of the year (p = 0.12).

Conclusions:

It was observed that the accelerated CXL in keratoconic eyes with thin corneas was capable of halting the progression of keratoconus in corneas thinner than 400 �Â�µm after 12 months of treatment.

Financial Disclosure:

NONE

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