The effect of corneal collagen cross-linking on confocal microscopic findings and tear indices in patients with progressive keratoconus

Farajipour, Hasan (2015) The effect of corneal collagen cross-linking on confocal microscopic findings and tear indices in patients with progressive keratoconus. Feyz Journal of Kashan University of Medical Sciences, 19.

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Abstract

Background: This study was performed to evaluate changes in tear indices and confocal microscopic findings after corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) in patients with progressive keratoconus in Farabi Hospital in Tehran, Iran, during 2012-2013. Materials and Methods: In this analytical study, 32 consecutive eyes of 23 patients (mean age of 20.91 years) with progressive keratoconus were enrolled. The standard cross-linking surgery was performed for all patients. Visual, refractive and topographic evaluations were done before and 6 months after the surgery. Tear function tests and confocal microscopic examination were performed before and 1 month and 6 months after the procedure using the paired t-test with SPSS software. Results: Using the confocal microscopy, all eyes showed reduced or absent subepithelial nerve plexus. Differences in basal epithelial cell density, epithelial mean cell area and keratocyte density in anterior and middle stroma and endothelial cell pleomorphism were all statistically significant between 1 month and 6 months after CXL (P

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine
Divisions: Feyz journal
Depositing User: ART . editor
Date Deposited: 07 May 2017 12:39
Last Modified: 07 May 2017 12:39
URI: http://eprints.kaums.ac.ir/id/eprint/1540

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