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Corneal refractive surgery is one of the most common approaches for correction of refractive errors. Combined corneal refractive surgery and corneal crosslinking (CXL) has been proposed as a method to achieve better refractive stability and to prevent iatrogenic corneal ectasia. However, there are concerns regarding its indications, surgical safety, standardization of protocols, and long-term effect on corneal tissue. This review article aims to discuss the current knowledge and recent updates on combination of CXL and refractive surgery. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Name: Clinical & experimental ophthalmology
The introduction of the femtosecond (fs) laser has revolutionized ophthalmic surgery. With the worldwide application of fs-lasers, clinical outcomes and safety in corneal procedures have improved sign...
Effects of accelerated corneal crosslinking on the topographic parameters of patients with progressive keratoconusReply: effects of accelerated corneal crosslinking on the topographic parameters of patients with progressive keratoconusCorrelation of Scheimpflug densitometry changes with clinical outcomes after corneal crosslinkingCombined wavefront-guided transepithelial photorefractive keratectom
Genipin (GP) is a safe method for corneal crosslinking, even for very thin corneas. However, there have been no reports on the optimal GP concentration range to use in vivo for corneal crosslinking.
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Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) has been proposed as an effective method of reducing progression of both keratoconus and corneal ectasia after surgery, as well as possibly decreasing t...
To evaluate the improvement in myopic refractive error and the corneal endothelial safety with a corneal crosslinking treatment regimen for mild myopia. The treatment involves a 4-mm centr...
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Asymmetries in the topography and refractive index of the corneal surface that affect visual acuity.
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.
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Ophthalmology is the branch of medicine that is devoted to the study and treatment of eye diseases. As well as mild visual defects correctable by lenses, ophthalmology is concerned with glaucoma, uveitis and other serious conditions affecting the eye, ...
Surgery is a technology consisting of a physical intervention on tissues. All forms of surgery are considered invasive procedures; so-called "noninvasive surgery" usually refers to an excision that does not penetrate the structure being exci...