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Factors that correlate with improvement in vision after combined Intacs and trans-epithelial corneal crosslinking
  1. Lorelei L Vicente,
  2. Brian S Boxer Wachler
  1. Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, Beverly Hills, California, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Brian S Boxer Wachler, Boxer Wachler Vision Institute, 465 N Roxbury Drive Suite 902, Beverly Hills, CA 90210, USA; bbw{at}


Aim To analyse factors that correlate with best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) improvement after Intacs and trans-epithelial corneal collagen crosslinking with riboflavin-carboxymethylcellulose.

Methods A 3-year retrospective study of 14 eyes that underwent trans-epithelial crosslinking and same day Intacs.

Results The mean preoperative BCVA and spherical equivalent were significantly related to BCVA postoperatively.

Conclusion Poorer preoperative BCVA and spherical equivalent were associated with greater improvement in postoperative BCVA.

  • Keratoconus
  • crosslinking
  • corneal topography
  • riboflavin
  • vision
  • cornea

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  • Competing interests None.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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