Background and objective: Collagen protein, which is abundant in the cornea and has a triple helix form, may be found in almost every tissue matrix in the body. Natural cross connections between monomers provide the robustness of the helical protein structure. Wollensak and his colleagues developed the Dresden Protocol, a keratoconus treatment based on Corneal Cross-Linkage. We aimed to analyse and present the findings in individuals with progressive keratoconus using topographic and refractive results after corneal collagen crosslinking treatment (CXL) (KC) after 3 months.
Methods: The study comprises a total of 100 patients who were diagnosed with progressive KC and who underwent CXL between 2021 and 2022 at KRL Hospital Islamabad, Pakistan. All eyes in this study had a preoperative topography within 1 month before CXL treatment and the follow-ups were conducted at 3 months interval.
Results: In our investigation, 100 patients were added. The average age was 24.74 years. 77% of the patients were between the ages of 12 and 25 years, while 23% were between the ages of 26 and 50 years. In our survey, males made up 84% of the population, while females made up only 16%. The right eye was afflicted in 60% of cases, whereas the left eye was impacted in 40% of the population. Grade 2 Keratoconus affected 42% of patients, whereas Grade 1 Keratoconus affected 18%. Our findings were skewed toward men and the 12–25 age group, however in our recent study, we discovered considerable KC stability 3 months after CXL.
Conclusion: Keratometric readings and visual acuity were stabilised or improved with CXL treatment. Keratoconus stability can be reached 3 months following the treatment, according to our findings.
Sangah, Abdul Basit; Kumari, Jaya; Mumtaz, Hassan; and Hasan, Mohammad
"Outcomes of Corneal Topographical Kmax readings 3 months after Corneal Cross Linkage in Keratoconus patients,"
Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives: Vol. 12:
5, Article 7.
Available at: https://scholarlycommons.gbmc.org/jchimp/vol12/iss5/7