Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL)
Title: Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL)
Author: Kamalani Hanamaikai
Keywords/Main Subjects: Corneal Crosslinking; Riboflavin; Ectasia; Keratoconus; Pellucid marginal degeneration; Corneal ulcer
Diagnosis: Corneal crosslinking
Brief Description: This is a review of the procedure corneal crosslinking. The history and techniques of corneal crosslinking are presented. Techniques of corneal crosslinking are discussed. The effect of crosslinking therapy on ectatic disorders and other conditions for which crosslinking is indicated is presented. The complications and ongoing research on crosslinking are also preseted here. A specific case is presented showing improved visual acuity and manifest refraction in a young patient with keratoconus.
Series: Moran Eye Center Grand Rounds