Accelerated corneal cross-linking increases patient safety, speaker says

NEW ORLEANS — Corneal cross-linking performed at a higher wattage for a shorter period of time produces identical results and may increase safety due to the abbreviated exposure for the patient, a speaker reported here. “While 3 mW/cm2 for 30 minutes won’t damage anything, it turns out that 3 mW/cm2 is the same as 30 mW/cm2, and it’s safe,” John Marshall, PhD, said at Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day, which was jointly sponsored by the American Academy of Ophthalmology and the International Society of Refractive Surgery. “The shorter the exposure, the (Read more...)

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