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Combined femtosecond laser-assisted intracorneal rings (ICR) implantation and cross-linking for keratoconus management: safety, visual outcome and corneal biomechanics changes

Session Details

Session Title: Special Cases

Session Date/Time: Friday 14/02/2014 | 08:30-10:00

Paper Time: 08:30

Venue: Kosovel Hall (Level -2)

First Author: : MoonesAbdalla EGYPT

Co Author(s): :    Ahmed Elmassry   Osama Ibrahim   Amr Said        

Abstract Details


To evaluate safety , efficacy and corneal biomechanics change of combined intracorneal rings(ICR) implanted using femtosecond laser and cross linking in keratoconus patients


Roaya vision center Alexandria Egypt


prospective non comparative case series.patients were treated with same setting ICR implanted by femtosecond laser( VisuMax ,Carl Zeiss Meditec) and 5 minutes epi-off cross linking.UCVA,BSCVA,K reading, CH and CRF were measured in all cases before surgery and after 3,6 months and 1 year of follow up of 682 eyes of 433 keratoconus patients with moderate keratoconus .


Mean preoperative Uuncorrected visual acuity (UCVA) , best spectacle corrected visual acuity(BSCVA), corneal curvature( k readings) were 0 .2 ,0.5 and 53 respectively.mean corneal hysteresis(CH) and corneal resistence factor(CRF) were 6.7 and 7.1 respectively


ICR implanted using femtosecond laser and cross linking in keratoconus patients is a safe and effective procedure with long term stability and has a good impact on corneal bomechanics FINANCIAL INTEREST: ... receives consulting fees, retainer, or contract payments from a company producing, developing or supplying the product or procedure presented