Role of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking in Pseudophakic Bullous Keratopathy: A Clinicopathological Study – Corrected Proof

Objective: To evaluate the clinical and histopathologic changes induced by collagen cross-linking (CXL) in pseudophakic bullous keratopathy (PBK).Design: Randomized, prospective, interventional study.Participants: Twenty-four patients with PBK were included in the study.Methods: Twenty-four patients with PBK underwent CXL followed by keratoplasty at 1 or 3 months. Twelve patients underwent penetrating keratoplasty 1 month after CXL (group A) and the remaining 12 patients underwent penetrating keratoplasty 3 months after CXL (group B). The main outcome measures were assessed at 1 week and 1 month for all patients and at 3 months for 12 patients only. The corneal buttons underwent histopathologic and immunofluorescence (Read more...)

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