Can possible toxic effect of ultraviolet-A after corneal cross-linking be prevented? In vitro transmittance study of contact lenses at 370nm wavelength

Bilgihan K., Yuksel E., Deniz N. G. , Yuksel N.

CUTANEOUS AND OCULAR TOXICOLOGY, vol.34, no.4, pp.271-275, 2015 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.3109/15569527.2014.961072
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.271-275
  • Keywords: Contact-lens assisted cross-linking, corneal collagen cross-linking, UV block contact lenses, RIBOFLAVIN, KERATITIS
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


Context: Corneal collagen cross linking (CCL) with ultraviolet A (UVA) has been proposed as a treatment for the progression of corneal ectasia associated with keratoconus and post-laser-assisted in situ keratomileusis (LASIK) ectasia. Despite the reports about safety of procedure, we consider that UVA of sunlight can effect riboflavin saturated and de-epitelizated cornea early after CCL.