Collagen Cross- Linking for Paediatric Keratoconus
Georgios D. Panos1, *, Nikolaos Kozeis2, Miltiadis Balidis2, Marilita M. Moschos3, Farhad Hafezi4
1 Department of Ophthalmology, Ipswich Hospital NHS Trust, University of Cambridge, Ipswich, Suffolk, UK
2 Ophthalmica Institute, Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia, Greece
3 Department of Ophthalmology, School of Medicine, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece
4 ELZA Institute, Zurich, Switzerland; Faculty of Medicine, University of Geneva, Geneva, Switzerland; Faculty of Medicine, University of South California, California, USA
Since the late 1990s corneal crosslinking (CXL) has been proposed as a new treatment option which can stop progression of keratoconus with promising results in adults.
Keratoconus presents a higher rate and faster progression in paediatric patients and for this reason prompt and effective treatment is essential. Due to its success in adult keratoconus patients, CXL has been recently applied to children in order to stop or slow progression of keratoconus in paediatric patients.
This article will present an update of the literature on the topic of CXL in this age group.
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