Corneal collagen cross-linking: promises and problems.
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Name: The British journal of ophthalmology
- PubMed Source: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20813743
- DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bjo.2010.188342
To discuss current combined corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) and refractive surgical techniques (herein termed "CXL plus") for the treatment of corneal ectatic disorders to improve functional visu...
The aim of this study was to analyze and compare corneal thickness changes during corneal collagen cross-linking procedures performed with isoosmolar riboflavin solution with 20% dextran and without d...
To assess the effectiveness and safety of corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and ultraviolet A (UV-A) light in arresting the progression of keratoconus.
To review outcomes of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) for keratoconus (KC) or ectasia in a cornea subspecialty practice.
To report the long-term clinical outcome in a patient diagnosed as having bilateral progressive keratoconus who received a single corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) treatment in the right eye and re...
This is a compassionate treatment protocol for the use of the UV-X system for corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in eyes with progressive keratoconus in patients who have conditions that...
Corneal ectasia is a relative weakness in the structure of the cornea, which produces a progressive change in its shape which results in visual distortion. It is known that collagen cross...
This is a hospital-based interventional prospective study. Patients with clinical keratoconus or LASIK keratectasia presenting to the Singapore National Eye Centre who meet the eligibility...
Prospective, randomized multicenter study to determine the safety and effectiveness of performing corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) using riboflavin and UVA light in eyes with ectasia a...
The purpose of this study is to determine whether excimer laser corneal surface ablation (T−Cat) can be safely combined with simultaneous corneal collagen cross−linking treatment to pr...
Medical and Biotech [MESH] Definitions
A layer of acellular matrix that lies beneath the CORNEAL EPITHELIUM and above the CORNEAL STROMA. It consists of randomly arranged COLLAGEN fibers in a condensed bed of intercellular substance. It provides stability and strength to the cornea.
Polyphenolic compounds with molecular weights of around 500-3000 daltons and containing enough hydroxyl groups (1-2 per 100 MW) for effective cross linking of other compounds (ASTRINGENTS). The two main types are HYDROLYZABLE TANNINS and CONDENSED TANNINS. Historically, the term has applied to many compounds and plant extracts able to render skin COLLAGEN impervious to degradation. The word tannin derives from the Celtic word for OAK TREE which was used for leather processing.
New blood vessels originating from the corneal veins and extending from the limbus into the adjacent CORNEAL STROMA. Neovascularization in the superficial and/or deep corneal stroma is a sequel to numerous inflammatory diseases of the ocular anterior segment, such as TRACHOMA, viral interstitial KERATITIS, microbial KERATOCONJUNCTIVITIS, and the immune response elicited by CORNEAL TRANSPLANTATION.
Enzyme which catalyzes the peptide cross-linking of nascent CELL WALL; PEPTIDOGLYCAN.
One of the protein CROSS-LINKING REAGENTS that is used as a disinfectant for sterilization of heat-sensitive equipment and as a laboratory reagent, especially as a fixative.