Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2020; 237(04): 419-422
DOI: 10.1055/a-1098-8585
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Corneal Cross-Linking (CXL) for Therapy-Resistant Keratitis with Corneal Melting: It Is Never Too Late!

Hornhaut-Crosslinking (CXL) für therapieresistente Keratitis mit Einschmelzung der Hornhaut: Es ist nie zu spät!
Ana Paula Ribeiro Reis
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Universitätsspital Basel Augenklinik, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Ursula Maria Germann
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Universitätsspital Basel Augenklinik, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Maria della Volpe Waizel
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Universitätsspital Basel Augenklinik, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
,
Juliane Handtke
2  Ophthalmology, Inselspital Universitätsspital Bern, Bern, Switzerland
,
Hendrik Pn. Scholl
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Universitätsspital Basel Augenklinik, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Zisis Gatzioufas
1  Department of Ophthalmology, Universitätsspital Basel Augenklinik, University of Basel, Basel, Switzerland
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Publication History

received 26 September 2019

accepted 05 January 2020

Publication Date:
04 March 2020 (online)

Background

Corneal ulcers are responsible for approximately 2 million new cases of corneal blindness annually and they are a leading cause of ocular morbidity worldwide [1]. Microbial keratitis requires aggressive management to limit the disease process and thereby minimize future visual disability. The empirical use of broad-spectrum antibiotics is contributing to a rise in multidrug-resistant bacteria, threatening the future treatment options of infectious keratitis [2].