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2017 American Society of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons Meeting

 

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Accelerated CXL for the Treatment of Infectious Keratitis

  Channels: Cataract Surgery | Posted 4/28/2017

In addition to its use in halting the progression of keratoconus, CXL also has the potential to treat corneal infections, Farhad Hafezi, MD, PhD, says. Accelerated CXL for treatment of infectious keratitis is currently undergoing phase 2 and 3 clinical trials in 10 countries. Professor Hafezi says he is hopeful that someday photoactivated chromophore for keratitis CXL, or PACK-CXL, will not only be an adjuvant to antibiotics but a first-line treatment for early ulcers.

Cornea • Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, CXL • Keratoconus


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