Corneal collagen cross-linking is a technique that was first used in 1998 to treat patients with keratoconus. The cross-linking procedure adds cross-links or "cross beams" to the cornea, making it more stable, holding its shape and focusing power better. These new cross-links help strengthen the cornea which stops the thinning process and further loss of vision.
Corneal collagen cross-linking is now being performed for patients with this condition in approximately 450 centers throughout the world. Through a research study, our practice is now able to provide this investigational treatment to our patients using advanced technology for cross-linking.
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