Saratov JOURNAL of Medical and Scientific Research

Experience of modified procedure treatment of progressive keratoconus based on corneal collagen cross-linking with femtosecond formation of intrastromal pocket

Year: 2017, volume 13 Issue: №2 Pages: 431-434
Heading: Ophtalmology Article type: Original article
Authors: Solodkova E.G., Fokin V.P.
Organization: "Eye Microsurgery" n.a. academician S. N. Fedorov, Volgograd branch

Aim: analysis of clinical and functional results, histomorphological changes of corneas in the application of the method of corneal collagen crosslinking with the formation of a femtosecond intrastromal pocket. Material and Methods. We studied 20 patients (20 eyes) that were operated for progressive keratoconus (1-2 stage) with a peripheral zone of maximum ectasia arrangement via corneal collagen cross-linking with femtosecond formation of intrastromal pocket for introduction of a photosensitizerand local ultraviolet radiation. Results. The result was a decrease of surgery duration and reduction of the severity of pain in the early postoperative period. Conclusion. This method allows to increase the safety of the treatment of keratoconus, reducing the risk of postoperative complications.

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