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Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

New Horizons

Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) is a successful, reliable and reproducible procedure with a long history already. But I do have a wish list for how I would like to improve CXL – and the good news is that clinical investigation is already well underway for many of the items on my wish list. We could start by making it more comfortable for patients than it is today.

We could improve the efficacy of the procedure by targeting specific areas of the cornea in a more customized way. And finally, we may be able to improve the reproducibility of the procedure by better mapping and treating corneal biomechanical changes, rather than just the effects of the disease. Each of these improvements builds on the previous gains.

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About the Author

Miltos Balidis

Miltos Balidis is at the Democretian University in Thessaloniki, Greece, and serves as President of the Hellenic Society of Intraocular Implants and Refractive Surgery.

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