The Resource Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, Aaron Chan, OD Clara C. Chan MD, FRCSC, FACS

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, Aaron Chan, OD Clara C. Chan MD, FRCSC, FACS

Label
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
Title
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
Statement of responsibility
Aaron Chan, OD Clara C. Chan MD, FRCSC, FACS
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
The concept of crosslinking as a means to stiffen tissue and materials has been known for some time, but it was not until 1998 when Eberhard Spoerl and Theo Seiler, researchers from the University of Dresden, began considering crosslinking as a therapeutic treatment for corneal diseases. The idea was based on the observation that the cornea naturally crosslinks itself to a more rigid and stronger state with age, suggesting that simulated crosslinking with ultraviolet{u2011}A (UVA) light and riboflavin (vitamin B2) may have a similar effect. Since then, corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) has become a widely accepted treatment for keratoconus (KC) and related ectatic conditions. While conventional management options (contact lenses and glasses) for KC are effective in improving vision, they do not address the underlying weakness in the cornea. Corneal crosslinking, however, is effective because of its ability to stiffen the cornea, which has been demonstrated to slow progression, and in many cases, halt the disease. Though many trials have proven successful, the practicing ophthalmologist should be mindful of the relatively nascent nature of this technology and the many controversies and questions, such as the long-term effect of CXL, that remain to be answered in this rapidly evolving procedure
Cataloging source
VDU
Label
Corneal Collagen Crosslinking, Aaron Chan, OD Clara C. Chan MD, FRCSC, FACS
Publication
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  • net
Extent
1 online resource (16 p.)
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b34452175
System control number
AAO0202115V

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