[Studies on the stabilization of the cornea in rabbits].

  title={[Studies on the stabilization of the cornea in rabbits].},
  author={Eberhard Spoerl and Jana Schreiber and Kerstin Hellmund and T. Seiler and Peter Knuschke},
  journal={Der Ophthalmologe : Zeitschrift der Deutschen Ophthalmologischen Gesellschaft},
  volume={97 3},
BACKGROUND The mechanical stabilization of the cornea in keratoconus may delay progression of this disease. The cross-linking techniques optimized in corneas of enucleated porcine eyes were investigated under in vivo conditions in rabbits to estimate the biocompatibility and duration of the stiffening effect. METHODS Twenty-eight rabbits were treated monocularly, the fellow eye serving as control. The epithelium was mechanically removed and 19 eyes were treated with riboflavin plus… CONTINUE READING