Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology

A Study of the Effect of Corneal Collagen Crosslinking in Pediatric Patients with Keratoconus

Rupal Bhatt, Kamini Prajapati, Purvi Bhagat, Rachna Patel
M & J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, B J Medical College, Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India

Editor-in-Chief, Delhi Journal of Ophthalmology, Dr R.P.Centre, AIIMS.


Corresponding Author:

Rupal Bhatt 
MBBS,MS,DO, ASSO. PROF.
M & J Western Regional Institute of Ophthalmology, B J Medical College,
Civil Hospital, Ahmedabad, Gujarat, India
Email id: rupalbhatt68@yahoo.com


Received: 16-AUG-2019 Accepted: 29-NOV-2019 Published Online: 27-FEB-2020
DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.7869/djo.502

Abstract
Collagen cross linking (CXL) is a proved treatment for patients with progressing keratoconus and has been shown to delay or even stop the progression of corneal ectasia, thus reducing the need of keratoplasty. CXL has been utilized for over 20 years in adult patients and based on the evidence of its efficacy and safety; this treatment has been recently introduced in the management of pediatric keratoconus as well. Pediatric keratoconus differs in many ways from adult keratoconus and hence needs to be managed differently. In our study we have tried to evaluate the efficacy and safety of CXL in pediatric patients.

Keywords :Keratoconus, Collagen-Cross-Linking, Specular Microscopy, Topography, Pediatric