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Cross-Linking

What is cross-linking?
Cross-linking is a medical procedure that combines the use of ultra-violet light and riboflavin eye drops.

What is the purpose of cross-linking?
The last two of years has seen a marked increase in the prominence of corneal collagen cross-linking as a treatment strategy for progressive Keratoconus. This interest has arisen from a body of evidence documenting the biomechanical and cellular changes induced by cross-linking. The findings of this research provide a rationale for its use in Keratoconus to retard the progression of this common disease. A rapidly growing number of clinical reports suggest a consistent stabilizing effect of cross-linking along with a variable improvement in corneal shape and visual function in some patients. As a first-line treatment the greatest aim of cross-linking is to reduce and stop Keratoconus in the early phase of the condition, and to treat the progressive vision loss that occurs which can lead to corneal transplantation.

Manrique Custom Vision Center
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