Correlation of the Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking Demarcation Line Using Confocal Microscopy and Anterior Segment Optical Coherence Tomography in Keratoconic Patients – Corrected Proof

Purpose: To evaluate and compare the depth of the corneal stromal demarcation line after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) using 2 different methods: confocal microscopy and anterior segment optical coherence tomography (AS OCT).Design: Prospective, comparative, interventional case series.Methods: Seventeen patients (18 eyes) with progressive keratoconus were enrolled. All patients underwent uneventful CXL treatment according to the Dresden protocol. One month after surgery, corneal stromal demarcation line depth was measured in all patients by 2 independent observers using confocal microscopy and AS OCT.Results: Mean corneal stromal demarcation line depth measured using confocal microscopy by the first observer was 306.22 ± 51.54 μm (range, (Read more...)

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