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Subspecialties Cornea / Ocular Surface

Two Approaches to Transepithelial Cross-linking

We have been involved in studies of two innovative approaches to overcome the challenges of transepithelial cross-linking (CXL). At present, epi-off CXL remains the gold standard in most of the world, but many of us find it worthwhile to continue investigating new techniques for epi-on – or transepithelial – CXL in search of a safe and effective way to offer patients a shorter procedure, faster recovery (without the lengthy process of epithelial remodeling), less pain and lower risk of infection.

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François Malecaze

François Malecaze is coordinator of the National Reference Center for Keratoconus at Purpan Hospital in Toulouse, France.

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