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What is the Impact of Hard Contact Lens on the Operation of the Corneal Cross Linking? A Case Report

Doaa Al-Ramlawi

The purpose of this report was to demonstrate the effect of a hard contact lens on the cornea following a cross linking procedure on visual acuity in a female patient who already had significantly reduced VA despite the cross linking on the cornea. Formation of temporary corneal haze, permanent scars, endothelial damage, treatment failure, sterile infiltrates, and herpes reactivation are the other reported complications of this procedure. Cross-linking is a low-invasive procedure with low complication and failure rate but it may have direct or primary complications due to incorrect technique application or incorrect patient's inclusion and indirect or secondary complications related to therapeutic soft contact lens, patient’s poor hygiene, and undiagnosed concomitant ocular surface diseases.