Classic method of cross-linking still obtains best results

PARIS — Classic epithelium-off corneal collagen cross-linking still gives the best results compared with accelerated and transepithelial options of cross-linking, according to a study carried out in Bordeaux, France."With our protocol, a consistently higher reduction of K-max and astigmatism was obtained when using the classic method of cross-linking. Regression of keratoconus occurred in 33% of the cases, compared to 20% with accelerated CXL and 6% with transepithelial CXL," David Touboul, MD, said at the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology.

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