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Interlamellar cohesion after corneal crosslinking using riboflavin and ultraviolet A light
  1. G Wollensak1,
  2. E Spörl2,
  3. C Mazzotta3,
  4. T Kalinski4,
  5. S Sel5
  1. 1Eye Laser Institute, Halle, Germany
  2. 2Department of Ophthalmology, Technical University of Dresden, Dresden, Germany
  3. 3Department of Ophthalmology and Neurosurgery, University of Siena, Siena, Italy
  4. 4Department of Pathology, University of Magdeburg, Magdeburg, Germany
  5. 5Department of Ophthalmology, Martin-Luther-University, Halle, Germany
  1. Correspondence to Dr Gregor Wollensak, Wildentensteig 4, D-14195 Berlin, Germany; gwollens{at}hotmail.com

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Introduction

Corneal crosslinking treatment of progressive keratoconus using the photosensitiser riboflavin and ultraviolet A light (UVA) was introduced by Wollensak et al1 in Germany in 2003 and has become increasingly popular in recent years.2 3 Long-term results have confirmed the earlier positive results.3

The success of the new crosslinking method in the treatment of progressive keratoconus is based primarily on its biomechanical stiffening effect, stabilising the corneal collagen fibril …

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