BioMed Research International

Cross-Linking and Corneal Imaging Advances


Publishing date
31 Oct 2014
Status
Published
Submission deadline
13 Jun 2014

1NYU Medical School, Department of Ophthalmology, New York, NY, USA

2Department of Refractive Surgery, Division of Ophthalmology, Cole Eye Institute, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA

3Laservision.gr Institute, Athens, Greece


Cross-Linking and Corneal Imaging Advances

Description

Corneal cross-linking, a technique employing UV-A illumination and a photomediator to induce corneal rigidity, is a widely recognized procedure for the stabilization or even possibly reversal of corneal ectasia progression in patients with keratoconus and post-LASIK ectasia. A rapidly growing number of clinical reports suggest a consistent stabilizing effect of cross-linking along with a variable improvement in corneal shape and visual function in some patients. In the past ten years there has been a continuous effort into understanding, ensuring safety and efficacy, further expanding its applications, and exploring modifications aiming to optimize the technique. Recent advances in corneal cross-linking include applications for infections treatment that do not respond to topical medications; accelerated, high-fluence applications; prophylactic application in refractive surgery; modified beam profiles for selective treatments; fully customized induction of refractive changes in nonectatic eyes.

We invite investigators to contribute original research articles as well as review articles that will stimulate the continuing efforts to understand the clinical application, underlying mechanism, the development of strategies, and the evaluation of outcomes of the technique. We are particularly interested in articles describing novel modalities for corneal clinical cross-linking and measuring outcomes from treatment, advances in application and diagnostics, new insights into further applications, and current concepts of the treatment. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Applications of high-fluence, accelerated cross-linking
  • Advances in understanding and complications assessment
  • Latest technologies for corneal imaging and mapping, to include Scheimpflug, Placido, point-source topography and anterior segment OCT
  • Corneal epithelial remodeling responses after refractive and CXL surgery
  • Customized applications, clinical evaluation, and measuring outcomes
  • Combined applications of cross-linking with refractive surgery

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 306439
  • - Editorial

Cross-Linking and Corneal Imaging Advances

A. John Kanellopoulos | Ronald R. Krueger | George Asimellis
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 294197
  • - Research Article

Understanding the Correlation between Tomographic and Biomechanical Severity of Keratoconic Corneas

Rohit Shetty | Rudy M. M. A. Nuijts | ... | Abhijit Sinha Roy
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2015
  • - Article ID 572698
  • - Clinical Study

Intraoperative Optical Coherence Tomography Using the RESCAN 700: Preliminary Results in Collagen Crosslinking

Natasha Pahuja | Rohit Shetty | ... | Vishal Arora
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 894095
  • - Clinical Study

Accelerated Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking in Pediatric Patients: Two-Year Follow-Up Results

Rohit Shetty | Harsha Nagaraja | ... | Rudy M. M. A. Nuijts
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 340509
  • - Clinical Study

Profile of Microbial Keratitis after Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

Rohit Shetty | Luci Kaweri | ... | Rajesh S. Kumar
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 754182
  • - Clinical Study

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with Hypoosmolar Riboflavin Solution in Keratoconic Corneas

Shaofeng Gu | Zhaoshan Fan | ... | Guoying Mu
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2014
  • - Article ID 619398
  • - Clinical Study

Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking with and without Epithelial Removal: A Contralateral Study with 0.5% Hypotonic Riboflavin Solution

Aleksandar Stojanovic | Wen Zhou | Tor Paaske Utheim
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