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    Photoactivation holds promise for keratitis treatment

     

     

     

    When using collagen cross-linking to treat keratoconus, clinicians anesthetize the patient’s cornea, apply 0.1% riboflavin, and expose the cornea to 365 nm ultraviolet light. Free radicals created by this irradiation create new covalent bonds between collagen fibers, which strengthens the cornea.

    More: When is crosslinking appropriate?

     

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