Additional Applications of Corneal Cross Linking
Vassilios Kozobolis*, Georgios Labiris, Maria Gkika , Haris Sideroudi
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2011
First Page: 17
Last Page: 18
Publisher Id: TOOPHTJ-5-17
Article History:Received Date: 11/8/2010
Revision Received Date: 15/10/2010
Acceptance Date: 3/11/2010
Electronic publication date: 11/02/2011
Collection year: 2011
open-access license: This is an open access article licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CxL) is a prevalent surgical method for the management of keratoconus. However, literature suggests that, further to keratoconus, CxL has a beneficial impact on a series of corneal related diseases and states.
This article attempts to provide a contemporary review for all additional applications of CxL. Specifically, it outlines the most recent studies that demonstrate the beneficial impact of CxL for iatrogenic ectasias, pellucid marginal degeneration, infectious keratitis, bullous keratitopathy, and for ulcerative keratitis.
The outcome of this review indicates that CxL could serve as a primary or adjuvant therapeutic modality for all aforementioned corneal-related pathologic states.