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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133974/higher-order-optical-aberrations-and-visual-acuity-in-a-randomized-controlled-trial-comparing-transepithelial-versus-epithelium-off-corneal-crosslinking-for-progressive-keratoconus
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Daniel A Godefrooij, Mustapha El Kandoussi, Nienke Soeters, Robert Pl Wisse
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to compare the effects of transepithelial crosslinking (trans-CXL) versus epithelium-off crosslinking (epi-off CXL) for progressive keratoconus with respect to the development of higher order aberrations (HOAs) and their effects on visual acuity. Materials and methods: A total of 61 patients were randomized and examined preoperatively and 1, 3, 6, and 12 months postoperatively in an academic referral center. Total corneal HOAs were compared between the two treatment groups using mixed linear modeling...
2017: Clinical Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29122823/comparative-evaluation-of-progression-rate-in-keratoconus-before-and-after-collagen-crosslinking
#2
Yu Meng Wang, Tommy Cy Chan, Marco C Y Yu, Vishal Jhanji
PURPOSE: To compare the rate of disease progression in keratoconus before and after corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL). METHODS: 145 eyes were followed without CXL (no-CXL group) for a median duration of 31 months whereas 45 eyes were followed up for 41 months before (pre-CXL) and after (post-CXL) accelerated, epithelium-off crosslinking. Progression was defined based on significant slope found in linear mixed effect models against time. Swept-source optical coherence tomography was used for measurement of anterior steep keratometry, anterior flat keratometry (Ant Kf), anterior average keratometry (Ant Avg K); posterior steep keratometry, posteriorflat keratometry (Post Kf), posterior average keratometry (Post Avg K) and corneal thickness...
November 9, 2017: British Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120712/demarcation-line-depth-after-contact-lens-assisted-corneal-crosslinking-for%C3%A2-progressive-keratoconus-comparison-of%C3%A2-dextran-based-and-hydroxypropyl-methylcellulose-based-riboflavin-solutions
#3
Chintan Malhotra, Arun K Jain, Amit Gupta, Jagat Ram, Balamurugan Ramatchandirane, Deepika Dhingra, Kulbhushan Sachdeva, Amit Kumar
PURPOSE: To compare the demarcation line depth after contact lens-assisted corneal crosslinking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus using dextran-based and hydroxypropyl methylcellulose (HPMC)-based riboflavin solutions. SETTING: Advanced Eye Centre, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients with preoperative epithelium-on (epi-on) minimum corneal thickness between 350 μm and 450 μm having contact lens-assisted CXL for progressive keratoconus were crosslinked with isoosmolar 0...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29120711/combined-transepithelial-phototherapeutic-keratectomy-and-conventional-photorefractive-keratectomy-followed-simultaneously-by-corneal-crosslinking-for-keratoconus-cretan-protocol-plus
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Michael A Grentzelos, George A Kounis, Vasilios F Diakonis, Charalambos S Siganos, Miltiadis K Tsilimbaris, Ioannis G Pallikaris, George D Kymionis
PURPOSE: To evaluate the visual, refractive, and topographic outcomes after combined transepithelial phototherapeutic keratectomy (PTK) and conventional photorefractive keratectomy (PRK) followed simultaneously by corneal crosslinking (CXL) for keratoconus. SETTING: Vardinoyiannion Eye Institute of Crete, Faculty of Medicine, University of Crete, Heraklion, Crete, Greece. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: Patients with progressive keratoconus had simultaneous conventional PRK followed by CXL; the corneal epithelium was removed using transepithelial PTK (Cretan protocol plus)...
October 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095506/subacute-effects-of-rose-bengal-green-light-cross-linking-on-rabbit-thin-corneal-stability-and-safety
#5
Ti Wang, Lu Zhu, Jingyin Zhu, Yinbo Peng, Nianci Shen, Yan Yu, Min Yao
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the subacute effects of Rose Bengal (RB) and 532 nm green light-induced photochemical crosslinking (RB-PCL) on rabbit thin corneal stability and safety in vivo. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Rabbit thin corneal models with 250 μm thickness were created by photorefractive keratectomy surgery. Photochemical crosslinking with green light (wavelength 532 nm) at an illumination intensity of 0.4 W/cm(2) for 250 s (100 J/cm(2) ) was performed, followed by antibiotic treatment and slit lamp monitoring for four weeks...
November 2, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082102/custom-built-nonlinear-optical-crosslinking-nlo-cxl-device-capable-of-producing-mechanical-stiffening-in-ex-vivo-rabbit-corneas
#6
Samantha M Bradford, Eric R Mikula, Dongyul Chai, Donald J Brown, Tibor Juhasz, James V Jester
The purpose of this study was to develop and test a nonlinear optical device to photoactivate riboflavin to produce spatially controlled collagen crosslinking and mechanical stiffening within the cornea. A nonlinear optical device using a variable numerical aperture objective was built and coupled to a Chameleon femtosecond laser. Ex vivo rabbit eyes were then saturated with riboflavin and scanned with various scanning parameters over a 4 mm area in the central cornea. Effectiveness of NLO CXL was assessed by evaluating corneal collagen auto fluorescence (CAF)...
October 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29081866/conventional-versus-accelerated-collagen-cross-linking-for-keratoconus-a-comparison-of-visual-refractive-topographic-and-biomechanical-outcomes
#7
Jyh Haur Woo, Jayant Venkatramani Iyer, Li Lim, M Htoon Hla, Jodhbir S Mehta, Cordelia Ml Chan, Donald Th Tan
OBJECTIVE: The aim was to compare the visual, refractive, topographic and biomechanical outcomes in patients with progressive keratoconus treated with either conventional or accelerated crosslinking at one year follow up. METHODS: It is a prospective, non-randomised interventional study of 76 patients who underwent conventional (CXL; 3mW/cm(2) for 30 minutes) or accelerated cross linking (KXL; 30mW/cm(2) for 4 minutes) for progressive keratoconus. Baseline and postoperative visual acuity, manifest refraction, corneal topography, pachymetry, endothelial cell density and biomechanical parameters of corneal hysteresis and corneal resistance factor were evaluated and compared...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024376/evaluation-of-collagen-foam-poly-l-lactic-acid-nanofiber-mesh-and-decellularized-matrices-for-corneal-regeneration
#8
Bahar Aslan, Selcan Guler, Atakan Tevlek, Halil Murat Aydin
Corneal tissue engineering efforts to obtain corneal tissue matrices through various types of materials for the replacement of damaged tissues. In this study, three different corneal constructs were prepared and evaluated in terms of morphological, optical, and biological characteristics. Type-I collagen was used to obtain collagen foam scaffolds through dehydrothermal crosslinking, while poly(l-lactic acid) (PLLA) was used to produce both random and aligned oriented electrospun corneal constructs. Bovine corneas were decellularized as third matrix...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29019068/early-epithelial-complications-of-accelerated-trans-epithelial-corneal-crosslinking-in-treatment-of-keratoconus-a-case-series
#9
Sharon S W Chow, Tommy C Y Chan, Ian Y H Wong, Michelle C Y Fan, Jimmy S M Lai, Alex L K Ng
BACKGROUND: To report a case series of early postoperative complications following combined accelerated corneal crosslinking (CXL) and trans-epithelial technique in keratoconus. CASE PRESENTATIONS: Eleven eyes underwent accelerated trans-epithelial CXL (18 mW/cm(2) for 5 min). Seven eyes (64%) developed complications in the first week postoperatively. Five eyes had large epithelial defects, and two eyes were complicated with diffuse punctate epithelial erosions...
October 10, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017670/visual-and-topographical-outcomes-following-accelerated-trans-epithelial-corneal-crosslinking-in-progressive-keratoconus
#10
Kanwal Latif, Muhammad Saeed Iqbal
OBJECTIVE: To assess the visual and topographical outcomes following accelerated trans-epithelial corneal crosslinking (TE-CXL) in progressive keratoconus. STUDY DESIGN: Case series. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Laser Vision Centre, Karachi, from January 2015 to December 2016. METHODOLOGY: Forty-five eyes of 25 patients affected with progressive keratoconus and treated with accelerated TE-CXL with riboflavin (vitamin B2) and ultra-violet A(UV-A) irradiation were enrolled in this study...
September 2017: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970517/human-in-vitro-model-reveals-the-effects-of-collagen-cross-linking-on-keratoconus-pathogenesis
#11
Rabab Sharif, Jesper Hjortdal, Henrik Sejersen, Garett Frank, Dimitrios Karamichos
Keratoconus (KC) is a corneal thinning disorder that leads to severe vision impairment As opposed to corneal transplantation; corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is a relatively non-invasive procedure that leads to an increase in corneal stiffness. In order to evaluate the effect of CXL on human corneal stromal cells in vitro, we developed a 3-D in vitro CXL model, using primary Human corneal fibroblasts (HCFs) from healthy patients and Human Keratoconus fibroblasts (HKCs) from KC patients. Cells were plated on transwell polycarbonate membranes and stimulated by a stable vitamin C...
October 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28961565/cataract-surgery-in-eyes-with-keratoconus-a-review-of-the-current-literature
#12
Majid Moshirfar, Brian D Walker, Orry C Birdsong
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: There are an increasing number of keratoconic eyes, requiring cataract surgery. We review the preoperative planning, intraoperative options, and postoperative management that aid in successful outcomes. RECENT FINDINGS: Management of keratoconic eyes requiring cataract surgery requires a multifaceted approach. Preoperatively, corneal crosslinking and intrastromal corneal ring segments can be considered in order to provide stable keratometry values for intraocular lens (IOL) calculations...
September 28, 2017: Current Opinion in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28945648/clinical-study-of-mitomycin-c-in-reducing-haze-formation-after-ultraviolet-a-riboflavin-crosslinking-for-keratoconus
#13
Linlin Xu, Xiangchen Tao, Zhiwei Li, Yanyun Xu, Wei Zhu, Huijuan Xu, Wei Pu, Yi Xie, Guoying Mu
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the safety and efficacy of mitomycin C (MMC) in haze formation after ultraviolet A/riboflavin corneal crosslinking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus. METHODS: A total of 60 keratoconic eyes of 48 patients were enrolled in this prospective comparative study after obtaining informed consent. In the CXL group, standard corneal CXL was performed, whereas in the CXL+MMC group, 0.02% MMC was used for 30 s soon after CXL. Comprehensive ophthalmologic examinations were performed on all patients before surgery and at 1, 3, 6, and 12 months after surgery...
September 21, 2017: Eye & Contact Lens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28938922/corneal-collagen-crosslinking-for-ectasia-after-refractive-surgery
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Anders Behndig
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October 2017: Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932337/collagen-cross-linking-for-paediatric-keratoconus
#15
Georgios D Panos, Nikolaos Kozeis, Miltiadis Balidis, Marilita M Moschos, Farhad Hafezi
BACKGROUND: Since the late 1990s corneal crosslinking (CXL) has been proposed as a new treatment option which can stop progression of keratoconus with promising results in adults. OBJECTIVE: Keratoconus presents a higher rate and faster progression in paediatric patients and for this reason prompt and effective treatment is essential. Due to its success in adult keratoconus patients, CXL has been recently applied to children in order to stop or slow progression of keratoconus in paediatric patients...
2017: Open Ophthalmology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917412/efficacy-of-different-accelerated-corneal%C3%A2-crosslinking-protocols-for%C3%A2-progressive-keratoconus
#16
Ebru Toker, Eren Çerman, Deniz Özarslan Özcan, Özge Begüm Seferoğlu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the efficacy of different accelerated corneal crosslinking (CXL) treatment protocols in patients with progressive keratoconus. SETTING: Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey. DESIGN: Retrospective case series. METHODS: Patients with progressive keratoconus had 9 mW accelerated CXL (10 minutes; 9 mW/cm(2)), 30 mW continuous-light accelerated CXL (4 minutes; 30 mW/cm(2)), or 30 mW pulsed-light accelerated CXL (8 minutes [1 second on/1 second off]; 30 mW/cm(2))...
August 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28917411/accelerated-15%C3%A2-mw-pulsed-light-crosslinking-to-treat-progressive-keratoconus-two-year-clinical-results
#17
Cosimo Mazzotta, Stefano Baiocchi, Simone Alex Bagaglia, Mario Fruschelli, Alessandro Meduri, Miguel Rechichi
PURPOSE: To assess the clinical and microstructural results of accelerated 15 mW pulsed-light corneal crosslinking (CXL) to treat progressive keratoconus. SETTING: Siena Crosslinking Center, Siena, Italy. DESIGN: Prospective case series. METHODS: After epithelium removal (with Epi-Clear) and 10 minutes stromal soaking with riboflavin 0.1% hydroxypropyl methylcellulose solution, all eyes had 15 mW/cm(2) pulsed-light epithelium-off accelerated CXL for 6 minutes of ultraviolet-A (UVA) irradiation (1 second on/1 second off), maintaining a total UVA exposure of 12 minutes at a fluence of 5...
August 2017: Journal of Cataract and Refractive Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875112/bilateral-corneal-perforation-due-to-mrsa-keratitis-in-a-crosslinking-patient
#18
Zackery Oakey, Kevin Thai, Sumit Garg
Introduction: The cornea may become infected and perforated after epithelium-on collagen crosslinking. Case presentation: A healthy 33-year-old male who underwent corneal collagen crosslinking in both eyes developed a purulent keratitis and bilateral corneal perforations, requiring bilateral penetrating keratoplasties. He was exposed to methicillin resistant staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) by a family member with a tracheostomy and was treated with MRSA-directed antibiotics. After prolonged recovery and treatment of his infection, he had acceptable but limited uncorrected visual acuity, with excellent corrected visual acuity...
2017: GMS Ophthalmology Cases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864177/corneoscleral-stiffening-increases-iop-spike-magnitudes-during-rapid-microvolumetric-change-in-the-eye
#19
Keyton Clayson, Xueliang Pan, Elias Pavlatos, Ryan Short, Hugh Morris, Richard T Hart, Jun Liu
Factors governing the steady-state IOP have been extensively studied; however, the dynamic aspects of IOP are less understood. Clinical studies have suggested that intraocular pressure (IOP) fluctuation may be associated with glaucoma risk. This study aims to investigate how stiffening of corneoscleral biomechanical properties affects IOP spikes induced by rapid microvolumetric change. Porcine eyes (n = 25 in total) were subjected to volumetric infusions before and after external treatment of a circular area (11 mm diameter) in either the central cornea or posterior sclera...
August 30, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28864070/pediatric-corneal-cross-linking-comparison-of-visual-and-topographic-outcomes-between-conventional-and-accelerated-treatment
#20
Philipp B Baenninger, Lucas M Bachmann, Ludmilla Wienecke, Michael A Thiel, Claude Kaufmann
PURPOSE: To compare visual and topographic outcomes 1 year after conventional (C-CXL) vs accelerated corneal cross-linking (A-CXL) in pediatric keratoconus (KC). DESIGN: Comparative, retrospective, consecutive case series. METHODS: Patients with topography-confirmed, progressive KC and a corneal thickness of ≥400 μm at the time of surgery were enrolled. Uncorrected (UCVA) and best phoropter-corrected visual acuity (BCVA) and normal maximum keratometry reading (Kmax) were measured at study entry and at the 12-month follow-up...
November 2017: American Journal of Ophthalmology
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