Corneal collagen cross-linking: opportunities and challenges

Authors: Dong Zixian,  Zhou Xingtao

DOI: 10.3760/cma.j.issn.2095-0160.2016.02.018
Published 2016-02-10
Cite as Chin J Exp Ophthalmol, 2016,34(2): 181-183.

Abstract

Recently, collagen cross-linking has been an effective and high-security method for the treatment of primary and secondary corneal ectasia and other low biomechanical diseases. In this article, the technological features of conventional collagen cross-linking, rapid cross-linking and trans-epithelial cross-linking has been summarized together. Furthermore, we launched evaluations on the feasibility of intrastromal corneal ring implantation, femtosecond laser and collagen cross-linking combined with penetrating agent. This article also focused on the application in pediatric patients and other indications of the technique.

Key words:

[Key words]Cornea; Collagen cross-linking; Visual acuity

Contributor Information

Dong Zixian
Department of Ophthalmology, the First Hospital of Anhui Medical University, Hefei 230022, China
Zhou Xingtao
Department of Ophthalmology, Eye and ENT Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai 200031, China
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