Cross-Linking for Ectasia


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Corneal cross-linking for ectasia started in 1998 with the «Dresden Protocol» for epi-off CXL. The video features Prof. Frederik Raiskup from the University Eye Clinic Dresden who explains the origins of the “Dresden Protocol”, currently Protocol 1 in the C-eye device . Ever since the discovery of oxygen as an essential element in the CXL process by Farhad Hafezi?s research group at the University of Zurich, the field has developed substantially: accelerated protocols have been developed to save on treatment time, transepithelial approaches preserve the epithelium, and pulsed treatment help improve oxygen availability.

For a complete overview of the protocols, see the 2nd edition of the most complete textbook on corneal cross-linking to date: