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Ex-vivo femto laser-assisted (FLA) corneal inlay xenografts (CIX) combined with CXL: novel technique

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First Author: C.Karabatsas GREECE

Co Author(s):    A. Kanellopoulos                    

Abstract Details


Evaluate ex-vivo the efficacy and feasibility of a new technique.

Setting: Clinical and Research Eye Institute, Athens, Greece


Eight human donor corneas were subjected to femto-assisted CIX (150um thick, 5mm diameter prepared from gamma-radiated porcine corneas) placed within a cornea pocket at 250um depth, then combined with transepithelial CXL. Placido-based Topographic, Scheimpflug-tomographic and OCT evaluation was performed.


In mean values: 3.5 diopters (D) steepening in topography and 3,75 in tomography mapping. OCT evaluation of CIX placement depth and centration.


Porcine corneas have long been used as xenografts in cardiac surgery. CIX may become an alternative for hyperopia, presbyopia and/or keratoconus management.

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