Combined corneal collagen cross-linking and posterior chamber toric implantable collamer lens implantation for keratoconus.

George D. Kymionis, Michael A. Grentzelos, Alexandra E. Karavitaki, Paraskevi Zotta, Sonia H. Yoo, Ioannis G. Pallikaris

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Abstract

A 29-year-old woman with keratoconus underwent posterior chamber toric implantable Collamer lens (Visian ICL; STAAR Surgical, Monrovia, CA) implantation 12 months after corneal collagen cross-linking with riboflavin and ultraviolet radiation-A. No intraoperative or postoperative complications were observed. Three months postoperatively, uncorrected distance visual acuity improved from counting fingers to 20/40 and corrected distance visual acuity improved from 20/100 to 20/30. Combined cross-linking treatment and posterior chamber toric phakic Collamer lens implantation in a two-step procedure seems to be an effective method for correcting keratoconus in patients with high myopia and astigmatism. Despite the encouraging results, longer follow-up is necessary to evaluate the outcomes of this approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e22-25
JournalOphthalmic surgery, lasers & imaging : the official journal of the International Society for Imaging in the Eye
Volume42 Online
DOIs
StatePublished - 2011
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Ophthalmology

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