Keratoconus is a progressive eye condition that affects the shape of the cornea, making it thin and irregular. The condition can cause vision problems and even blindness if left untreated. Fortunately, there is a treatment for keratoconus known as corneal cross linking (CXL). This procedure strengthens the cornea, helping to slow or stop progression of the disease. At The Eye Center, we offer this advanced treatment to help our patients with keratoconus maintain their vision.
Corneal cross linking is a minimally invasive procedure that utilizes riboflavin drops and ultraviolet light to strengthen the collagen in the cornea. The procedure takes about an hour and requires no incisions or sutures. Afterward, most patients experience some discomfort and sensitivity to light which usually resolves within a few days.
At The Eye Center, our experienced ophthalmologists are dedicated to providing superior care for our patients with keratoconus. We utilize advanced diagnostic technology such as topography imaging and optical coherence tomography (OCT) scans to accurately diagnose and monitor progression of the disease. This helps us determine whether CXL is an appropriate treatment option for each patient’s individual case.
Once we have determined that CXL is an appropriate treatment option, we will discuss the risks and benefits of the procedure with you in detail so you can make an informed decision about your care. We understand that this can be a difficult decision for many patients, so we always take our time to ensure that all questions are answered before proceeding with any treatments or procedures.
At The Eye Center, we are committed to providing expert care for our patients with keratoconus using state-of-the-art technology and treatments such as CXL. Our experienced ophthalmologists will take the time to explain your options so you can make an informed decision about your care. If you have been diagnosed with keratoconus or think you may be at risk, contact us today for more information about how CXL may be able to help you maintain your vision health.