REVIEW ARTICLE

Collagen Cross- Linking for Paediatric Keratoconus

The Open Ophthalmology Journal 31 July 2017 REVIEW ARTICLE DOI: 10.2174/1874364101711010211

Abstract

Background:

Since the late 1990s corneal crosslinking (CXL) has been proposed as a new treatment option which can stop progression of keratoconus with promising results in adults.

Objective:

Keratoconus presents a higher rate and faster progression in paediatric patients and for this reason prompt and effective treatment is essential. Due to its success in adult keratoconus patients, CXL has been recently applied to children in order to stop or slow progression of keratoconus in paediatric patients.

Conclusions:

This article will present an update of the literature on the topic of CXL in this age group.
Keywords: Paediatric keratοcοnus, Cοllagen crοss- linking, Biometry, Cοrnea.
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