Current Status of Optimized Options Emerging in Cornea Crosslinking


At the American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgery meeting in San Diego, Kenneth A. Beckman, MD, FACS, discussed in a presentation the current status of corneal crosslinking with work continuing and emerging on optimizing treatments, including epi-on crosslinking.

Illustration of some of the various modifications to corneal cross-linking.

(A) Standard “epithelium-off” Dresden Protocol

(B) Transepithelial Protocol with Chemical Enhancers

(C) Transepithelial Protocol with Iontophoresis

(D) Hypoosmolar Riboflavin for Thin Corneas

(E) Customised Protocol

(F) Boost Epithelium-On Protocol

(G) Contact-Lens Assisted Corneal Cross-Linking

(H) Epi-Off-Lenticule-On Corneal Cross-linking.


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