Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/3795
Title: Comparison of two different accelerated corneal cross-linking procedure outcomes in patients with keratoconus
Authors: Özülken, Kemal
Aksoy Aydemir, Gözde
Aydemir, Emre
Kıızltoprak, Hasan
Yüksel, Erdem
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Keywords: Accelarated cross-linking
coma
corneal cross-linkin
cx1
higher-order aberations
keratoconus
Issue Date: May-2020
Publisher: Trakya University Faculty of Medicine
Source: Özülken, K., Aydemir, G. A., Aydemir, E., Kızıltoprak, H., & Yüksel, E. (2020). Comparison of Two Different Accelerated Corneal Cross-linking Procedure Outcomes in Patients with Keratoconus. Balkan Medical Journal, 37(3), 131.
Abstract: Background: Corneal cross-linking treatment is the unique treatment method that can cease the progression of keratoconus disease. Because of the long duration of conventional treatment, accelerated cross-linking treatment methods are being developed. Aims: To compare two different accelerated corneal cross-linking protocols in terms of postoperative visual acuity and topographic findings (higher-order aberrations and keratometry values). Study Design: Retrospective comparative study. Methods: Sixty-five eyes of 43 patients (30 men and 13 women) who underwent two different accelerated corneal cross-linking protocols (10 min, 9 mW/cm2 and 5 min, 18 mW/cm2) for progressive keratoconus were retrospectively analyzed. Patients were divided into two groups according to the accelerated corneal cross-linking treatment protocol: group 1 (10 min, 9 mW/cm2, 32 eyes of 21 patients) and group 2 (5 min, 18 mW/cm2, 33 eyes of 22 patients). Uncorrected visual acuity and best-corrected visual acuity values and topographic findings (central corneal thickness and flat and steep keratometry values) were recorded preoperatively and 6 months after corneal cross-linking treatment. High-order aberration values measured with Pentacam preoperatively and 6 months after corneal cross-linking were also recorded. Results: In both groups, a significant improvement was detected in the uncorrected visual acuity and best-corrected visual acuity levels preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively (group 1: p=0.001, p=0.001 and group 2: p=0.001, p=0.001, respectively). In addition, central corneal thickness values decreased significantly in both groups (p=0.006 and 0.001). Trefoil values showed no significant difference preoperatively and 6 months postoperatively in group 1 (p=0.160 and 0.620, respectively). In groups 1 and 2, coma values were found to decrease significantly in the 6th postoperative month compared with preoperative values (p=0.001 and 0.020, respectively). There was no significant difference between preoperative and 6th month postoperative horizontal and vertical trefoil values in both groups (p=0.850 and 0.140, respectively). There was no significant difference between the two groups in terms of preoperative and 6th month postoperative higher-order aberrations, refractive errors, keratometry values, and uncorrected visual acuity and best-corrected visual acuity levels. Conclusion: Both accelerated corneal cross-linking procedures provide similar improvement in topographic findings, coma values and visual acuity.
URI: https://search.trdizin.gov.tr/yayin/detay/373727
https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11851/3795
http://balkanmedicaljournal.org/abstract.php?id=2177
ISSN: 2146-3123
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