Ten Common Questions About Age-Related Macular Degeneration

    This month, February 2018, is age-related macular degeneration month. With the purpose of increasing awareness of this vision-limiting and life-altering disease, here are ten common questions about age-related macular degeneration. Question #1 – What is macular degeneration? Macular degeneration is a degenerative disease which causes damage to the macula, the part of the retina which gives us the clarity and fine-detail of our central vision. Our eyes are like a....Continue reading

Accelerated, standard CXL protocols both effective for pediatric keratoconus

This prospective study compared the safety and efficacy of accelerated transepithelial (A-epi-on) corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) with standard epi-off CXL in children with progressive keratoconus.

Study design

The authors enrolled 51 patients (61 eyes) younger than 18 years who had progressive keratoconus.

The first group (36 eyes) underwent accelerated epi-on CXL with 30 minutes of riboflavin application (0.25% riboflavin, 1.0% phosphate hydroxypropyl methylcellulose, 0.00....Continue reading

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