[Corneal collagen crosslinking for keratoconus patients]

Pichon Riviere A, Augustovski F, Garcia Marti S, Glujovsky D, Alcaraz A, Lopez A, Bardach A, Ciapponi A, Romano M
Record ID 32014000266
Authors' objectives: To assess the available evidence on the efficacy, safety and coverage related aspects regarding corneal collagen crosslinking use in patients with keratoconus.
Authors' recommendations: Low quality evidence suggests that CXL could slightly improve the VA and disease progression in patients with progressive keratoconus. The CPGs support its indication. Studies with more patients and with longer follow up are needed to be more certain whether CXL intervention stops long term disease progression and if the VA benefits obtained persist.
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2013
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Argentina
MeSH Terms
  • Humans
  • Keratoconus
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Collagen
Organisation Name: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy
Contact Address: Dr. Emilio Ravignani 2024, Buenos Aires - Argentina, C1414 CABA
Contact Name: info@iecs.org.ar
Contact Email: info@iecs.org.ar
Copyright: Institute for Clinical Effectiveness and Health Policy (IECS)
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