Evolution of corneal flattening after repeated corneal cross-linking during a 6-year follow-up.

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Serval ID
serval:BIB_DD8C79FC818C
Type
Article: article from journal or magazin.
Publication sub-type
Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Collection
Publications
Institution
Title
Evolution of corneal flattening after repeated corneal cross-linking during a 6-year follow-up.
Journal
European journal of ophthalmology
Author(s)
Grentzelos M.A., Voulgari N., Giacuzzo C., Droutsas K., Kymionis G.D.
ISSN
1724-6016 (Electronic)
ISSN-L
1120-6721
Publication state
Published
Issued date
24/07/2020
Peer-reviewed
Oui
Pages
1120672120945662
Language
english
Notes
Publication types: Journal Article
Publication Status: aheadofprint
Abstract
To report the evolution of corneal flattening after repeated corneal cross-linking (CXL) in a patient with progressive keratoconus during a 6-year follow-up.
Case report.
A 27-year-old female underwent CXL for progressive keratoconus. Postoperatively, corneal topography revealed keratoconus progression with an increase of 1.20 diopters (D) in maximum keratometry (Kmax) and CXL was repeated. After the second treatment, a continuing significant corneal flattening (up to 16.00 D in Kmax) was observed during the first 5 years followed by stabilization during the last sixth year of follow-up. Both uncorrected and corrected distance visual acuity were improved while corneal thickness was decreased. There were no complications such as corneal opacification or endothelial cells decrease during the follow-up period.
Repeated CXL can induce an excessive corneal flattening more pronounced during the first years of follow-up followed by stabilization thereafter.
Keywords
Keratoconus, corneal cross-linking, corneal flattening, repeated
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Web of science
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11/08/2020 11:54
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28/10/2020 7:27
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