What is Corneal Cross-linking?
Corneal Cross-linking is FDA-approved for progressive keratoconus. Corneal Cross-linking is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure proven to slow or stop the progression of Keratoconus. This procedure has transformed the treatment of Keratoconus, as it can prevent the need for corneal transplantation.
What is Keratoconus?
Keratoconus, often referred to as ‘KC’ is an eye condition where the cornea weakens over time, causing protrusion and cone-like deformation. As a result, the regular shape of cornea becomes irregular, leading to increased nearsightedness (myopia) and astigmatism. Since the cornea plays a major role in bending the light onto the retina (refraction ), changes in corneal shape can lead to blurry and distorted vision, double vision, glare at night, and light sensitivity.
Am I a candidate for Corneal Cross-linking?
Corneal Cross-linking is FDA-approved for progressive keratoconus. Some of the signs and symptoms of disease progression are: Changes in your glasses prescription, worsening of your vision, blurry vision even with an updated glasses, contact lens intolerance, and vision distortion. With advancements in technology, our Cornea-trained surgeons at Coastal Vision are now able to detect earliest signs of progression, which can lead to earlier intervention, preventing further vision loss.
What should I expect after Corneal Cross-linking?
Corneal Cross-linking will stop or slow the progression of Keratoconus. After this procedure, and depending on the severity of your condition, you might need glasses, soft, or specialty contact lenses for best quality of vision.