Keratoconus is a degenerative disorder that affects the cornea. The cornea is the clear, dome-shaped front part of the eye that focuses light onto the back of the eye. A cornea that has developed keratoconus thins and bulges outward, taking on a cone-like shape. This can lead to vision problems. There is no cure for… Read the full article
The cornea is the eye’s outer layer and acts as a clear window. Corneal diseases and conditions that affect the health of the cornea may cause vision loss or impairment. While the cornea can repair itself after some trauma or illness, severe disorders, deterioration or infection require prompt treatment to prevent permanent vision damage.
Keratoconus impacts about one in a thousand people, worsening their vision over time. The younger you are when you develop this corneal condition, the quicker it will progress, which is why early diagnosis and treatment are critical. More than a decade of research shows corneal collagen cross-linking can slow the progression of keratoconus and improve… Read the full article
Collagen is an essential protein found in the connective tissues throughout your body, including your eyes. Weakened collagen fibers in the front of your eye (cornea) can warp due to disease or trauma. Corneal collagen crosslinking works by using a mixture of ultraviolet (UV) light and vitamin B2 (riboflavin) to strengthen and reinforce corneal fibers… Read the full article
Corneal crosslinking has been hailed as one of the most promising treatments for keratoconus, a disease characterized by the gradual thinning and bulging of the cornea. During the procedure, Dr. Ernest Kornmehl applies riboflavin drops to the eyes and exposes them to ultraviolet light. This combination strengthens and stiffens the corneal fibers inside the cornea… Read the full article
Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disease affecting the cornea, or clear covering of the eye. It causes the cornea to bulge out and assume an irregular, cone-like configuration. The change in shape interferes with the eye’s ability to focus properly. Historically, eye doctors treated the visual effects of keratoconus with glasses or specialty contact lenses…. Read the full article
Corneal crosslinking is an exciting treatment that slows the progression of mild keratoconus. The combination of riboflavin and ultraviolet light has been shown to strengthen the collagen fibers in the cornea to help preserve its round shape and prevent loss of vision. Here, Dr. Ernest Kornmehl of Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates, a top laser eye surgeon in Boston… Read the full article
Kornmehl Laser Eye Associates added a new procedure, Collagen Crosslinking (CXL). This procedure strengthens and stiffens the cornea and prevents further thinning and distortion in Keratoconus (KC) and Pellucid Marginal Degeneration. The goal of Collagen Crosslinking is not improvement in visual acuity, but preventing progression of the disease and further loss of vision. Collagen Crosslinking… Read the full article