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Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Combining Cross-Linking

Simultaneous accelerated CXL with LASIK (LASIK Xtra or LASIK Plus) is a procedure that I offer to patients who are suitable candidates for LASIK and have high myopia (>-8D) or hyperopia. It is important for me to note that, in my clinic, it is performed in normal eyes – not those with unusual topography or patients considered to be at higher risk for ectasia. Some authors have previously proposed that CXL be combined with LASIK in eyes with an Ectasia Risk Score System (ERSS, based on Randleman criteria) score of 2 or 3 only (1).

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Lim Li

Adjunct Associate Professor Lim Li is a Senior Consultant in the Corneal and External Eye Disease Department at the Singapore National Eye Centre.

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