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Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Combatting Corneal Steepening

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Abbreviations

BSCVA, best spectacle-corrected visual acuity; CXL, corneal collagen cross-linking; D, diopters; IOP, intraocular pressure; PBO, placebo; R, randomization; UCVA, uncorrected visual acuity. †Comparison of trends over time.

Conclusions: CXL was associated with “sustained improvement in Kmax, UCVA and BSCVA”; disease progression occurred in control eyes.

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  1. C. Wittig-Silva, E. Chan, F.M.A. Islam, et al., “A randomized, controlled trial of corneal collagen cross-linking in progressive keratoconus: three-year results.”, Ophthalmology, 121, 812–821 (2014). doi: 10.1016/j.ophtha.2013.10.028.
About the Author
Mark Hillen

I spent seven years as a medical writer, writing primary and review manuscripts, congress presentations and marketing materials for numerous – and mostly German – pharmaceutical companies. Prior to my adventures in medical communications, I was a Wellcome Trust PhD student at the University of Edinburgh.

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