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Department of Medicine Seminar Series

Corneal Collagen Crosslinking: A new paradigm in the management of Progressive Corneal Ectasias

Dr Kelechi Ogbuehi, BSc(Hons), PhD, FAAO - Senior Lecturer in Ophthalmology

Ectatic corneal disease is a group of disorders in which the cornea thins and bulges forward, resulting in moderate to severe oculovisual discomfort and impairment.

Traditional management of ectatic corneal disease ranges from spectacle correction and specialty contact lens fitting to full- or partial- thickness corneal transplants. Corneal collagen crosslinking is a new, minimally invasive treatment paradigm that has been around for just over a decade and promises to revolutionize the management of ectatic corneal disease. This talk will focus on the principles and clinical application of crosslinking as well as on a study, carried out here in Dunedin, in which we looked into one way to crosslink very thin corneas.

Date Friday, 11 October 2019
Time 1:00pm - 2:00pm
Audience Public
Event Category Health Sciences
Event Type Departmental Seminar
CampusDunedin
DepartmentMedicine (Dunedin)
Location9th Floor Seminar Room
Dunedin Public Hospital
CostFree
Contact NameAmanda Buchanan
Contact Emailmedicine.research-administrator@otago.ac.nz

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