Iontophoresis in transepithelial cross-linking undergoing clinical study in France

PARIS — Three of the French Centers of Reference for Keratoconus, namely Bordeaux, Brest and Toulouse, are currently engaged in the clinical application of iontophoresis in transepithelial collagen cross-linking. More centers are expected to join the project shortly. "Iontophoresis uses electrical current to enhance penetration of riboflavin into the cornea. Animal experiments have been carried out with encouraging results, and we are now ready to apply the technique in the human eye," Myriam Cassagne, MD, said at the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology.

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