The Ocular Surface Case Series is a quarterly video segment featuring experts in the area of ocular surface disease who discuss recent studies and their clinical experience. Christopher E. Starr, MD, FACS, of Weill Cornell Medical College in New York moderates this series and shares his pearls for treating the ocular surface.


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Corneal Collagen Cross-Linking

by Andrew S. Morgenstern, OD, Derek Cunningham OD, Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, FAAO

Derek Cunningham, OD, of Dell Laser Consultants in Austin, Texas, and Walter Whitley, OD, MBA, of Virginia Eye Consultants in Norfolk, discuss corneal collagen cross-linking (CXL). Although it is not yet approved in the United States, several ongoing studies are evaluating CXL, and there is optimism the procedure will be available soon. Finally, Dr. Cunningham interviews Andrew Morgenstern, OD, of the Optometric Cross Linking Society, about the differences between epithelium-on and epithelium-off techniques for performing CXL and the outlook for how the procedure may fit in clinical practice.