Corneal Cross-Linking as a Treatment for Keratoconus: Four-Year Morphologic and Clinical Outcomes with Respect to Patient Age

Purpose: To report the 4-year outcomes of corneal cross-linking (CXL) for progressive keratoconus in a population of different age groups. Design: Retrospective, single-center, nonrandomized clinical study. Participants: Four hundred consecutive eyes treated with corneal CXL for progressive keratoconus from April 2006 through April 2010. Intervention: After removal of the epithelium, the cornea was irrigated for 30 minutes with a solution of 0.1% riboflavin and 20% dextran, followed by irradiation with an ultraviolet A light of 3 mW/cm2 for 30 minutes. Main Outcome Measures: Best-corrected visual acuity (BCVA), sphere and cylinder (Read more...)

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