Posted on 22nd June 2012
Corneal cross linking has been gaining a reputation as an important treatment for stabilising progressive keratoconus, but as a relatively new treatment, long term results on its effects are scare.
This study measured various aspects of vision and shape in 40 eyes over 2 years in patients under 18 with progressive keratconus. Visual acuity both with and without correction in contact lenses of glasses but a significant amount and the prescription or power of the eyes reduced a noticeable amount making correction of the vision easier.
Measures of the shape of the cornea also improved over the study with the shape becoming more regular and a reduction of aberrations which are various types of ‘optical interference’ that cause haloes, glare and shadowing in keratoconus.
05th October 2021
We've definitely seen more cases of myopia in children (short-sightedness) this year, quite possibly due to more screen time in the past 18 months. It's easy to say - "reduce screen time" - but we kno...Read more