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What are side effects of epi-off corneal cross-linking?

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Like most surgeries, epi-off corneal cross-linking can sometimes cause problems, such as:

Before you have the procedure, ask your doctor about your chances of having these issues.

  • An eye infection
  • Eye pain or swelling
  • Damage to the cornea or epithelium
  • Blurred vision, hazy vision, or other vision problems

From: What Is Corneal Cross-Linking? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Keratoconus Foundation: “About Keratoconus Eye Disease,” “How Keratoconus is Treated,” “Crosslinking Update: Understanding what FDA Approval Means.”

Mayo Clinic: “Keratoconus: Diagnosis and Treatment.”

University of Miami Health System: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: “Corneal Cross-Linking.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Corneal Collagen Cross-linking Approved to Treat Keratoconus in U.S.,” “Ectasia After Lasik,” “Keratoconus Treatment.”

American Optometric Association: “FDA approves first corneal cross-linking system for treatment.”

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: “Corneal Cross-Linking (Collagen Cross-Linking).”

Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology : “Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Corneal Collagen Cross-linking at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.”

American Keratoconus Association: “Cornea Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin.”

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital: “Corneal Cross-linking.”

USC Roski Eye Institute: “Keratoconus and Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) Treatment.”

Journal of Ophthalmology : “Complications of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking.”

FDA: “Riboflavin Ophthalmic Solution/KXL System for the Treatment of Progressive Keratoconus or Corneal Ectasia Following Refractive Surgery.”

NIH National Eye Institute: “Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease.”

Medscape: “Corneal Crosslinking: Is Using an Epithelium-On Technique Effective?”

University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science: “Corneal Cross-linking FAQs.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on July 10, 2019

SOURCES:

National Keratoconus Foundation: “About Keratoconus Eye Disease,” “How Keratoconus is Treated,” “Crosslinking Update: Understanding what FDA Approval Means.”

Mayo Clinic: “Keratoconus: Diagnosis and Treatment.”

University of Miami Health System: Bascom Palmer Eye Institute: “Corneal Cross-Linking.”

American Academy of Ophthalmology: “Corneal Collagen Cross-linking Approved to Treat Keratoconus in U.S.,” “Ectasia After Lasik,” “Keratoconus Treatment.”

American Optometric Association: “FDA approves first corneal cross-linking system for treatment.”

University of Michigan Kellogg Eye Center: “Corneal Cross-Linking (Collagen Cross-Linking).”

Middle East African Journal of Ophthalmology : “Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking.”

Johns Hopkins Medicine: “Corneal Collagen Cross-linking at the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute.”

American Keratoconus Association: “Cornea Collagen Crosslinking with Riboflavin.”

MedStar Georgetown University Hospital: “Corneal Cross-linking.”

USC Roski Eye Institute: “Keratoconus and Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) Treatment.”

Journal of Ophthalmology : “Complications of Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking.”

FDA: “Riboflavin Ophthalmic Solution/KXL System for the Treatment of Progressive Keratoconus or Corneal Ectasia Following Refractive Surgery.”

NIH National Eye Institute: “Facts About the Cornea and Corneal Disease.”

Medscape: “Corneal Crosslinking: Is Using an Epithelium-On Technique Effective?”

University of Chicago Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Science: “Corneal Cross-linking FAQs.”

Reviewed by Alan Kozarsky on July 10, 2019

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