Accelerated CXL: proceed with caution

admin@elza-institute.com Farhad Hafezi, Scientific article

American Journal of Ophthalmology.

This new clinical study compares the effect of an accelerated CXL protocol in patients with keratoconus with the standard Dresden protocol. It shows that a 5 minute irradiation at 18 mW/cm2 induces cross-links, but that the effect is considerably lower than at 3 mW/cm2 or 9 mW/cm2. In conclusion, 5 minutes of irradiation might be „too fast“. Read here.