One-year results of individualized cross-linking in ultra-thin corneas show promise

ATHENS, Greece — Individualized corneal cross-linking, in which UV fluence is adapted to individual stromal thickness, may be an option for stabilizing keratoconus in patients with thin corneas, according to 1-year study results.
“Two years ago, our group at the ELZA Eye Institute in Zurich published a nomogram for adapting UV intensity to individual corneal thickness. Rather than increasing corneal thickness with hyperosmolar riboflavin or by using a contact lens, we change UV fluence. Thinner corneas are treated with a lower dose of UV light,” Emilio Torres-Netto, MD, said

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