Journal article

Corneal collagen cross-linking for infectious keratitis: an update of clinical studies

Tommy CY Chan, Tiffany WS Lau, Jacky WY Lee, Ian YH Wong, Vishal Jhanji, Raymond LM Wong

ACTA OPHTHALMOLOGICA | WILEY | Published : 2015

Abstract

Collagen cross-linking (CXL) with ultraviolet light-activated riboflavin is a corneal surface procedure developed for the treatment of keratoconus and corneal ectasia. With the known microbicidal and corneal stiffening effects of ultraviolet irradiation and photoactivated riboflavin, it has recently been introduced for the management of infectious keratitis, especially for ulcers resistant to antimicrobial therapy or associated with corneal melting. Various authors have attempted to use CXL as an adjunctive, salvage or even as the sole treatment for infectious corneal ulcers. The aim of this review was to provide a summary of the clinical studies in the literature. It is worth noting that th..

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