Corneal assessment after using two different types of crosslinking equipment

Edna Motta Almodin Juliana Motta Almodin Flavia Motta Almodin About the authors

OBJECTIVE: Postoperative corneal assessment after using two different types of crosslinking equipment METHODS: Two groups of patients, group A with 36 eyes, and group B with 19 eyes, were submitted to the treatment for the stabilization of keractoconus by corneal collagen crosslinking. In group A the equipment used was Crosslink (IROC - Germany), while in group B the equipment was used was Xlink (Opto - Brazil). RESULTS: Corneal reepithelization time, visual acuity, biomicroscopy, topography, corneal tomography and specular microscopy were assessed at 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, and 1 year after the surgical procedures. No significant differences were found in the assessment between the two groups. CONCLUSION: The postoperative results of both groups were similar.

Keratoconus; Cross-linking reagents; Riboflavin; Ultraviolet rays; Collagen


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