Indications and practical use of corneal crosslinking

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Abstract

Indications and practical use of corneal crosslinking SUMMARY Corneal crosslinking with riboflavin and UVA irradiation is a recent and promising approach to increase the mechanical and biochemical stability of the stromal tissue in keratoconus. Nevertheless there are still unsolved issues about this procedure, such as the more effective and tolerated imbibition time, irradiation potency and riboflavin solution composition; new procedure has been proposed such as transepithelial crosslinking, accelerated crosslinking, imbibition with iontophoresis. Indication, contraindication, potential risk and benefits of these procedures will be reviewed.

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