Klin Monbl Augenheilkd 2020; 237(04): 423-424
DOI: 10.1055/a-1123-7756
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Georg Thieme Verlag KG Stuttgart · New York

Crystalline Keratopathy after Epi-Off Corneal Cross-Linking: Two Case Reports

Kristalline Keratopathie nach Epi-Off Corneal Cross-Linking: 2 Fallbeschreibungen
Armin Handzic
Augenklinik, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, Switzerland
Philipp Baenninger
Augenklinik, Luzerner Kantonsspital, Luzern, Switzerland
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received 09 September 2019

accepted 17 February 2020

Publication Date:
24 April 2020 (online)


Corneal cross-linking (CXL) is a widely accepted treatment to halt progressive keratoconus. Complications such as infectious keratitis, persistent epithelial defects, and haze formation are known [1]. Crystalline keratopathy is an important clinical entity caused by a diverse range of etiologies and with potentially serious ocular and systemic implications. Clinically, patients present with needle-like branching opacities and the absence of corneal or anterior segment inflammation. Diagnosis as well as treatment are difficult.