Purpose. To report a comparative prospective long-term functional analysis after Riboflavin UV A corneal cross-linking (CXL) in three different age groups of patients affected by progressive keratoconus (KC). Methods. Functional analysis comprised paediatric patients (<= 18 years) included 152 eyes (29.5%); intermediate group (19-26 years) 286 eyes (55.4%), and adults (>= 27 years) 78 eyes (15.1%). CXL was performed according to the Siena protocol by using the Vega CBM (Caporossi-Baiocchi-Mazzotta) X linker (CSO, Florence, Italy) at Siena University by the same authors. Pre- and post-op examinations included UCVA, BSCVA, corneal topography, and surface aberrometry (CSO Eye Top, Florence, Italy), at 48 months followup. Results. At 48 months followup paediatrics, intermediate, and adult patients showed a mean gain in UCVA of +0.2, +0.14 and +0.12 Snellen lines. BSCVA gained by a mean of +0.21, +0.2, and +0.1 Snellen lines. K-max was reduced by a mean value of -0.9D, -0.6D, and -0.5D, respectively. Coma values improved by amean of -0.45 mu m, -0.91 mu m, and -0.19 mu m, respectively. Treatment ensured a long-term keratoconus stabilization in over 90% of treated patients. Conclusion. According to our long-term comparative results, epithelium-off Riboflavin UV A cross-linking should be the first choice therapy of progressive KC, particularly in paediatric age and patients under 26 years. Copyright © 2011 Aldo Caporossi et al.

Caporossi, A., Mazzotta, C., Baiocchi, S., Caporossi, T., Denaro, R. (2011). Age-Related Long-Term Functional Results after Riboflavin UV A Corneal Cross-Linking. JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 2011, 1-6 [10.1155/2011/608041].

Age-Related Long-Term Functional Results after Riboflavin UV A Corneal Cross-Linking.

CAPOROSSI, ALDO;Mazzotta C;
2011-01-01

Abstract

Purpose. To report a comparative prospective long-term functional analysis after Riboflavin UV A corneal cross-linking (CXL) in three different age groups of patients affected by progressive keratoconus (KC). Methods. Functional analysis comprised paediatric patients (<= 18 years) included 152 eyes (29.5%); intermediate group (19-26 years) 286 eyes (55.4%), and adults (>= 27 years) 78 eyes (15.1%). CXL was performed according to the Siena protocol by using the Vega CBM (Caporossi-Baiocchi-Mazzotta) X linker (CSO, Florence, Italy) at Siena University by the same authors. Pre- and post-op examinations included UCVA, BSCVA, corneal topography, and surface aberrometry (CSO Eye Top, Florence, Italy), at 48 months followup. Results. At 48 months followup paediatrics, intermediate, and adult patients showed a mean gain in UCVA of +0.2, +0.14 and +0.12 Snellen lines. BSCVA gained by a mean of +0.21, +0.2, and +0.1 Snellen lines. K-max was reduced by a mean value of -0.9D, -0.6D, and -0.5D, respectively. Coma values improved by amean of -0.45 mu m, -0.91 mu m, and -0.19 mu m, respectively. Treatment ensured a long-term keratoconus stabilization in over 90% of treated patients. Conclusion. According to our long-term comparative results, epithelium-off Riboflavin UV A cross-linking should be the first choice therapy of progressive KC, particularly in paediatric age and patients under 26 years. Copyright © 2011 Aldo Caporossi et al.
Caporossi, A., Mazzotta, C., Baiocchi, S., Caporossi, T., Denaro, R. (2011). Age-Related Long-Term Functional Results after Riboflavin UV A Corneal Cross-Linking. JOURNAL OF OPHTHALMOLOGY, 2011, 1-6 [10.1155/2011/608041].
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