Studies from Miguel Hernandez University Update Current Data on Keratitis (Anterior segment optical coherence tomography in evaluation of severe fungal keratitis infections treated by corneal crosslinking)
By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Health & Medicine Week -- A new study on Eye Diseases and Conditions is now available. According to news reporting originating in Alicante, Spain, by NewsRx journalists, research stated, "Anterior segment optical coherence tomography (OCT) is a relevant diagnostic tool in the evaluation of corneal changes following corneal crosslinking (CXL) treatment in patients infected by a severe fungal corneal infection. Two patients with severe fungal keratitis that was unresponsive to medical treatment were treated with CXL."
The news reporters obtained a quote from the research from Miguel Hernandez University, "Corneal melting was present in all cases. Anterior segment OCT showed the preoperative depth and extension of the infiltrate and the modification during the follow-up. Blockage of the melting was achieved in one patient and one patient developed a corneal perforation. Anterior segment OCT allowed control of the evolution of fungal infection and evaluation of the corneal tissue response to the CXL. It is also able to identify the extent and depth of the inflammation. This parameter seems more important than corneal pachymetry to ensure the safety of CXL procedures in infectious keratitis."
According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "The different behavior of inflamed tissue with respect to UVA irradiance could be the main point to understand the different postoperative outcome."
For more information on this research see: Anterior segment optical coherence tomography in evaluation of severe fungal keratitis infections treated by corneal crosslinking. European Journal of Ophthalmology, 2014;24(3):320-324. European Journal of Ophthalmology can be contacted at: Wichtig Editore, 72, 74 Via Friuli, 20135 Milan, Italy (see also Eye Diseases and Conditions).
Our news correspondents report that additional information may be obtained by contacting A. Abbouda, Miguel Hernandez University, Div Ophthalmol, Alicante, Spain. Additional authors for this research include A.V. Estrada, A.E. Rodriguez and J.L. Alio.
Keywords for this news article include: Spain, Europe, Alicante, Keratitis, Ophthalmology, Imaging Technology, Eye Diseases and Conditions, Optical Coherence Tomography
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