Journal article

Evaluation of corneal collagen cross-linking as an additional therapy in mycotic keratitis

Rasik B Vajpayee, Shah N Shafi, Prafulla K Maharana, Namrata Sharma, Vishal Jhanji

Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

BACKGROUND: To report the treatment outcomes of mycotic keratitis with collagen cross-linking. DESIGN: Retrospective study. PARTICIPANTS: Patients with smear-positive moderate mycotic keratitis. METHODS: A retrospective case-file analysis was performed to identify cases of moderate mycotic keratitis treated with and without additional collagen cross-linking, in addition to intensive topical antifungal therapy. Patients in which collagen cross-linking was performed on the day of presentation (group 1) were compared with patients who received medical treatment alone in the form of 5% natamycin eye drops (group 2). MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: The primary outcome measure was the time taken for resolu..

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