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© 2022, The Author(s). Objective: To provide an insight into trends in corneal cross-linking (CXL) practice in the UK, including criteria for progression of corneal ectasia, identification of patients for CXL, the CXL procedure itself and post-operative management. Methods: All ophthalmologist members of the UK Cross-linking (UK-CXL) Consortium were invited to complete an online survey about CXL practice for the year 2019. The data collected was anonymised by site and analysed with descriptive statistics. Results: Responses were received from 16 individual CXL centres (16/38; 42% response rate) and the data represented ~2,000 CXL procedures performed in the UK in 2019. The commonest indication for CXL was progressive keratoconus. Between centres, there were variations in diagnostic evaluation, patient selection for CXL, the CXL procedure and the pre- and post-operative monitoring of patients. Conclusion: Consistent with the wide number of CXL treatment techniques described in the published literature world-wide, variations in the monitoring of corneal ectasia, indications for CXL, CXL practice and post-CXL follow-up were found to exist between UK-based CXL centres.
Author(s): Hayes S, Jaycock P, Rees N, Figueiredo FC, O'Brart DPS, Meek KM
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Print publication date: 01/08/2023
Online publication date: 20/12/2022
Acceptance date: 06/12/2022
Date deposited: 04/01/2023
ISSN (print): 0950-222X
ISSN (electronic): 1476-5454
Publisher: Springer Nature
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