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Modulation of central corneal thickness by various riboflavin eyedrop compositions in porcine corneas.
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PMID:  22265425     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
PURPOSE: To evaluate the modulatory effect of various riboflavin 0.1% and 0.2% compositions on the central corneal thickness (CCT) in fresh porcine corneas. SETTING: Department of Ophthalmology, Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz, Mainz, Germany. DESIGN: Experimental study. METHODS: The CCT in freshly enucleated porcine globes was measured by ultrasound pachymetry before and after (if applicable) deepithelialization and every 10 minutes thereafter during 120 minutes of eyedrop application. In Groups 1 and 2 (controls), no eyedrops were applied. In Groups 3 and 4, isotonic riboflavin eyedrops were used. In Groups 5 to 9, hypotonic riboflavin eyedrops were given. In Groups 10 and 11, preparations for transepithelial crosslinking were applied. In Groups 2 to 9, deepithelialization was performed. The final CCT in the groups was compared by analysis of variance. RESULTS: One hundred ten freshly enucleated porcine globes were used. The mean final CCT compared with preoperative values was 97% ± 4% (SD) in Group 1, 91% ± 4% in Group 2, 66% ± 5% in Group 3, 151% ± 13% in Group 4, 65% ± 2% in Group 5, 105% ± 3% in Group 6, 120% ± 4% in Group 7, 130% ± 4% in Group 8, 132% ± 4% in Group 9, 114% ± 2% in Group 10, and 114% ± 4% in Group 11. The differences between Group 1 and each of Groups 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, and 9 were statistically significant (P<.05). CONCLUSION: There was considerable variation in the final CCT as a result of varying riboflavin eyedrop compositions. FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE: No author has a financial or proprietary interest in any material or method mentioned.
Jan M Vetter; Stephan Brueckner; Marija Tubic-Grozdanis; Urs Voßmerbäumer; Norbert Pfeiffer; Sabine Kurz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-1-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of cataract and refractive surgery     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1873-4502     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-1-23     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8604171     Medline TA:  J Cataract Refract Surg     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2012 ASCRS and ESCRS. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
From the Department of Ophthalmology (Vetter, Brueckner, Voßmerbäumer, Pfeiffer, Kurz) and the Department of Pharmacy (Tubic-Grozdanis), University Medical Center, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany.
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