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Application of corneal collagen cross-linking with photoactivated riboflavin for treating recalcitrant phaco-tunnel fungal infection: a novel strategy

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First Author: A.Gupta INDIA

Co Author(s):    A. Thakur                    

Abstract Details


We report for the first time the application of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking with Photoactivated Riboflavin (PACK-CXL) for Treating Recalcitrant Phaco-Tunnel Fungal Infection.


Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India.


Case Report


A 60year old female presented with history of pain, redness, watering 1 month after cataract surgery. On examination, visual acuity was 20/40, deep stromal infiltrate was present at the site of main port. Repeated intrastromal injections of voriconazole were given weekly for 4 weeks. Localized collagen crosslinking was performed thereafter. The size of the infiltrate started decreasing remarkably and corneal vascularization had begun.


his is the 1st report of successful treatment of deep stromal fungal keratitis after phacoemulsification by collagen crosslinking.

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