The Siberian Scientific Medical Journal
№ 1 / 2015 / 42-47

Modification of corneal collagen crosslinking in treatment of progressive keratoconus

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Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is one of the most demanded methods in treatment of progressive keratectasia at initial stages. The treatment results of 61 patients with keratoconus of the I–II degree were analyzed. I group comprised 25 patients (25 eyes), treated by conventional CXL method; II group included 36 persons (36 eyes) underwent modified CXL technique. It has been revealed that the modified CXL method has clinical efficiency and safety which are similar to the corresponding figures of the conventional method, as well as it promotes uncomplicated postsurgical period and a more pronounced positive dynamics in restoration of visual functions.

Key words

controlled excimer laser deepithelialization, corneal collagen crosslinking, progressing keratoconus
About Authors (Correspondence):

Boriskina L.N. – candidate of medical sciences, deputy director for clinical work

Solodkova H.G. – ophthalmologist, e-mail:

Melikhova I.A. – ophthalmologist, e-mail:

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Received: 17/02/2015