Tensioactive-mediated Transepithelial Corneal Cross-linking – First Laboratory Report

  title={Tensioactive-mediated Transepithelial Corneal Cross-linking – First Laboratory Report},
  author={Roberto P inel and Hytham IB E l-Shawaf and Mohammad M Al Marzouky},
  • Roberto P inel, Hytham IB E l-Shawaf, Mohammad M Al Marzouky
  • Published 2010
Purpose: The aim of this study was to investigate the possibility of delivering riboflavin into the corneal stroma for cross-linking with the aid of a tensioactive substance (benzalkonium chloride), without removing the epithelium, in order to make corneal cross-linking (CXL) a less invasive technique. Methods: Rabbit corneas were cross-linked in vivo without removal of the epithelium, using riboflavin solution 0.1% to which benzalkonium chloride solution was added. The corneas were then… CONTINUE READING