Treat Keratoconus with Corneal Collagen Crosslinking
Glasses and contact lenses can only do so much to correct the vision problems caused by this mostly genetic eye disease. The same holds true for people experiencing post-LASIK ectasia. If you have one of these conditions, your cornea is thinning and forming into an unnatural cone shape that distorts vision and makes it difficult to wear vision correcting contact lenses.
Corneal collagen crosslinking (CXL) is a newer treatment that strengthens the fibers of the cornea and slows the progressive distortion of keratoconus.
CXL is the only keratoconus treatment which can slow the rate of progression of the disease. It works best the sooner treatment begins, before your corneas become too misshapen.
Patients who have undergone CXL are also candidates for the latest keratoconus treatment, Topography-Guided Photorefractive Keratectomy, a procedure that helps reshape the cornea, once the fibers have been strengthened, in order to improve vision.