Blog

Treating Keratoconus with Corneal Cross-Linking

December 17, 2018 | Leave a response

Keratoconus is a disease that causes the cornea, which is normally round, to thin and bulge into a cone shape. This altered shape creates distortions in the vision. To treat this, a corneal cross-linking procedure may be done. Corneal cross-linking, also sometimes referred to as CXL, is an in-office, outpatient procedure that helps to correct and strengthen the cornea after it has been affected by keratoconus. What Is Corneal Cross-Linking, and How Is It Performed? A corneal cross-linking procedure involves creating links between the collagen fibres in the cornea. It is done in two steps. The first involves applying liquid riboflavin to the eye’s surface followed by exposure to a UV light. This procedure is minimally invasive and is done ...

Read More

Sign Up For Our Newsletter

    *Subscribe to our newsletter to receive news, updates, & more by email.