Hydration behavior of porcine cornea crosslinked with riboflavin and ultraviolet A.

@article{Wollensak2007HydrationBO,
  title={Hydration behavior of porcine cornea crosslinked with riboflavin and ultraviolet A.},
  author={Gregor Wollensak and Henning Aurich and D. Thoai Pham and Christopher Wirbelauer},
  journal={Journal of cataract and refractive surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={33 3},
  pages={516-21}
}
PURPOSE To examine the influence of a new crosslinking treatment on corneal swelling properties that correlate with the degree of crosslinking. SETTING Department of Ophthalmology, Vivantes-Klinikum Neukölln, Berlin, Germany. METHODS Twenty freshly enucleated porcine eyes were crosslinked by applying the photosensitizer riboflavin and ultraviolet-A (UVA) light (370 nm, 3 mW/cm2) for 30 minutes. After the eyes were treated and incubated for 24 hours in a moist chamber, 15 eyes were examined… CONTINUE READING