Journal article

Effects of corneal crosslinking on corneal shape stabilization after orthokeratology

Chimei Liao, Xingyan Lin, Stuart Keel, Jason Ha, Xiao Yang, Mingguang He

Scientific Reports | NATURE PUBLISHING GROUP | Published : 2020


Orthokeratology (Ortho-K) works to reshape cornea and is the only non-surgical way to enable vision without corrective aids. However, its effect is only temporary, and successful stabilization requires ongoing Ortho-K wear to maintain the reshaping effect. Corneal crosslinking (CXL) is a commonly-used technique in clinical practice to stabilize corneal shape in keratoconic eyes. However, whether or not CXL can stabilize corneal shape after Ortho-K in normal cornea has not been reported. Therefore, this proof-of-concept study using 2 rhesus monkeys aimed to determine the efficacy of the combined procedure. One monkey wore Ortho-K bilaterally for 24 hours, and the other from 6 pm to 8 am for 7..

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