Cross-linking: A milestone in the management of keratoconus

First developed by Theo Seiler and his team in Zurich in 1993, corneal collagen cross-linking, or CXL, was progressively adopted as a technique in the first decade of this century by several corneal specialists in Europe, gaining wide popularity over a relatively short period of time. CXL represents, to date, the only effective way to slow down or stop the progression of keratoconus by strengthening the collagen fibers in the cornea. As shown by several studies, it is a relatively harmless procedure with a high rate of efficacy. Stabilization of (Read more...)

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