Cross-linking successfully treats microbial keratitis in study

  • April 18, 2014

Corneal cross-linking can be used as an adjunctive treatment for nonresolving microbial keratitis and as primary treatment for superficial keratitis, according to the results of a recent study.

Shetty and colleagues evaluated 15 eyes of 15 patients with microbial keratitis, according to a study published in the British Journal of Ophthalmology. Nine patients had bacterial keratitis and six had fungal keratitis. All patients were treated with antibiotics/antifungals, and those who did not respond to at least 2 weeks of therapy were administered corneal cross-linking treatment. The same medications were continued after the procedure, and the patients were evaluated every third day.

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