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Mitch Ibach, OD – Why Do Patients Rub?

“Providing patients with effective treatments to decrease the eye-rubbing urges is paramount to their efforts. After they leave our office, building a team approach to boost awareness is a helpful tool for ceasing mechanical grinding.” – Dr. Mitch Ibach, Vance Thompson Vision Have you noticed if your keratoconus patients are rubbing their eyes? While the … Continued

What Physicians Need to Know About Corneal Cross-Linking

As a physician, you want to offer your patients the best available treatment options and put them on a path best suited for their individual needs. For keratoconus patients, that may mean corneal cross-linking to slow or halt the progression of the disease. While there are different types of cross-linking procedures available, only iLink™ is … Continued

Using Photrexa® Viscous (riboflavin 5’-phosphate in 20% dextran ophthalmic solution), Photrexa® (riboflavin 5’-phosphate ophthalmic solution), and the KXL® System, the iLink™ corneal cross-linking procedure from Glaukos is the only FDA-approved therapeutic treatment for patients with progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery.*1

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Indications

Photrexa® Viscous (riboflavin 5’-phosphate in 20% dextran ophthalmic solution) and Photrexa® (riboflavin 5’-phosphate ophthalmic solution) are indicated for use with the KXL System in corneal collagen cross-linking for the treatment of progressive keratoconus and corneal ectasia following refractive surgery.

Important Safety Information

Corneal collagen cross-linking should not be performed on pregnant women.

Ulcerative keratitis can occur. Patients should be monitored for resolution of epethelial defects. The most common ocular adverse reaction was corneal opacity (haze). Other ocular side effects include punctate keratitis, corneal striae, dry eye, corneal epithelium defect, eye pain, light sensitivity, reduced visual acuity, and blurred vision.

These are not all the side effects of the corneal collagen cross-linking treatment. For more information, go www.livingwithkeratoconus.com to obtain the FDA-approved product labeling.

You are encouraged to report all side effects to the FDA. Visit www.fda.gov/medwatch, or call 1-800-FDA-1088.

*Photrexa® Viscous and Photrexa® are manufactured for Avedro. The KXL® System is manufactured by Avedro. Avedro is a wholly owned subsidiary of Glaukos Corporation.

Reference

1. Photrexa [package insert]. Waltham, MA: Glaukos, Inc. 2016