Riboflavin, Oxygen And UV Light As A Treatment For Myopia

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  1. haidut

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    I posted about riboflavin a few months go in regards to treating another eye condition. This new study found that riboflavin may also be effective as a combination treatment of myopia.

    Novel cross-linking application for low myopia shows promise

    "...This new application of corneal cross-linking, developed by Avedro, is performed with the epithelium on under topical anesthesia. Isotonic riboflavin is applied every 90 seconds for 10 minutes, and a circular 4-mm central zone of the cornea is irradiated with pulsed energy, 30 mW/cm2 for 16 minutes 40 seconds, resulting in a total ultraviolet A dose of 15 J/cm2. The idea is to use cross-linking to increase the stiffness and stability of the central part of the cornea, making the periphery bulge out slightly and obtaining an overall flattening effect."

    "...Behndig discussed the preliminary data of an ongoing study of 39 eyes of 20 volunteers with low-grade myopia ranging between –0.5 D and –2.5 D and astigmatism less than 0.75 D."

    "...Oxygen, together with riboflavin and UV light, is known to be one of the key players in the cross-linking process. In this study, a higher oxygen level was related to significantly better results."
     
  2. TubZy

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    You are on vacation and still putting out fire studies? :stop::D
     
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    Lol, yeah. I guess for me "vacation" means just the store is closed. I have to be active on the forum because if I don't check it for a few days then I find I am inundated with PM's and questions. No rest for the wicked, right?
     
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    Curious about the oxygen, would this reduce their CO2 levels?
     
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    Isn't UV light harmful?
     
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