6 Committee comments

6 Committee comments

6.1 The Committee noted that these procedures may be useful for some disabled people who have keratoconus or keratectasia and who would need to wear contact lenses, but are unable to do so.

6.2 The Committee noted that the primary aim of the procedures is to stabilise vision by halting progression of keratoconus or keratectasia but that many of the studies reported improvement of vision as a secondary outcome.

6.3 The Committee noted that CXL techniques and precise treatment regimens are continuing to develop and evolve.

6.4 The Committee noted commentary from a patient group describing the serious impact that keratoconus or keratectasia can have on employment and quality of life. The Committee recognised the potential benefits that these procedures might offer, if further evidence supports their efficacy.

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