Stromal haze after combined riboflavin-UVA corneal collagen cross-linking in keratoconus: in vivo confocal microscopic evaluation

Aldo Caporossi, Cosimo Mazzotta, Angelo Balestrazzi, Stefano Baiocchi, Claudio Traversi

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Abstract

The technique of corneal collagen cross-linking consists of photopolymerization of stromal fibres by the combined action of a photosensitizing substance (riboflavin or vitamin B2) and ultraviolet light from a solid state UVA source. Photopolymerization increases the rigidity of corneal collagen and its resistance to keratectasia. In this report we present two cases, studied through in vivo confocal microscopy, with stage III keratoconus that developed stromal haze after the cross-linking treatment.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)580-582
Number of pages3
JournalClinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
Publication statusPublished - 2007

Keywords

  • CONFOCAL MICROSCOPY
  • CROSS-LINKING
  • STROMAL HAZE

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