Experts debate corneal collagen cross-linking methods

SAN FRANCISCO — The best practices to follow during corneal collagen cross-linking have yet to be determined, but the procedure has numerous benefits, a panel of experts said here. “While there are controversies, all studies and early users agree that CXL halts the progression of ectatic disorders and usually causes some degree of regression of the disease,” John A. Hovanesian, MD, FACS, said during the Update on Corneal Collagen Cross-linking panel sponsored by the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery’s cornea and refractive surgery committees during the ASCRS meeting.

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