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 involves the removal of the corneal surface cells and the application of drops and UV light. Following the procedure a bandage, contact lens will be placed and eye drops will be applied for at least 2 weeks. The procedure works best in patients who do not have advanced disease causing the cornea to be very thin or scarred. The goal of Collagen Crosslinking is to prevent these changes from happening.
Potential candidates for Collagen Crosslinking include the following:
– Must be at least 12 years of age
– The cornea can’t be too thin or too scarred
To find out more information on Collagen Crosslinking, contact our office at 1-877-870-2010 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an appointment