An overview of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL).

  title={An overview of corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL).},
  author={George D. Kymionis and Dimitrios G. Mikropoulos and Dimitra M. Portaliou and Irini C. Voudouragkaki and Vassilios Kozobolis and Anastasios Georgios Konstas},
  journal={Advances in therapy},
  volume={30 10},
Corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL) was first described over a decade ago and is now considered to be one of the most important surgical innovations of modern ophthalmology. Prior to its introduction, no interventions were available to arrest, or slow down ectatic disease progression, with corneal transplantation required in the majority of cases. Unlike earlier treatments of corneal ectasias that attempted to only improve the consequences of the disease, CXL aims to address the corneal… CONTINUE READING
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