Specialist: Accelerated protocols, cross-linking with LASIK need proper evaluation in preclinical studies

PARIS — Accelerated cross-linking protocols need proper validation, and performing cross-linking in addition to LASIK is at this stage an unproven strategy, according to one specialist. “There is no scientific background for using LASIK Xtra (Avedro) as a standard for LASIK, and it is inappropriate to widespread its use before convincing evidence has been produced,” François Malecaze, MD, said at the meeting of the French Society of Ophthalmology.

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