Cross-linking has low failure rate over 4 years

NEW ORLEANS — Long-term results of corneal collagen cross-linking proved promising, with few complications, a speaker said here. “Primary reports show that the complication rate was 0% to 10% and the rate of failure was also very small, 0% to 2%,” Theo Seiler, MD, PhD, said during Refractive Surgery Subspecialty Day preceding the American Academy of Ophthalmology meeting. “Cross-linking induces structural changes of the cornea that may go on for many years.” Failure rates were 1% at 1 year, 2% at 2 years and 0% at 4 years. Progression of (Read more...)

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